Recycling Cartridges

recycle Cartridges

Printer cartridges are made up of a complex combination of plastics, metals, foam, ink and toner.  Throwing them into landfill represents a waste of resources and contributes to the growing problem of electronic waste. By recycling your cartridges you are helping to reduce this waste.

Why Recycle?

There are many environmental benefits from recycling your cartridges.

What Can Be Recycled?

All inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges and toner bottles from participating brands can be placed in the 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' box.

Where Can I Recycle?

Find your nearest participating outlet with the special 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' boxes.

What Happens To The Cartridges?

All of the printer cartridges collected will be returned to Close the Loop® where they will be sorted and processed.

What is eWood and TonerPave?

eWood®, a timber replacement product, and TonerPave®, a low-carbon road surface, are two of the products manufactured using recycled printer cartridges.


Here are some questions that are often asked about 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'.

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A wealth of information on recycling in general.

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