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What is eWood and Lousy Ink?

eWood Raised Garden Beds made from 95% recycled materials

eWood Raised Garden Beds made from 95% recycled materials

Lousy Ink graphic made with 100% recycled ink from ink cartridges © Claire Bell

Lousy Ink graphic made with 100% recycled ink from ink cartridges

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

eWood

eWood® was first created by Close the Loop®, the resource recovery partner for the C4PA program, and began its journey by winning an episode of ABC TV's New Inventors program. It is a functional and sustainable material which can be used to replace timber, concrete, steel, brick, fibre glass and other virgin plastics in many applications, such as raised garden beds, sleepers and planks. 

It is made in Moama, New South Wales by Newtecpoly using recycled materials sourced from such items as toner cartridges, printers, computers, televisions and other electronic equipment.

Environmentally Friendly

eWood is made from 95% recycled materials, is 100% recyclable and 100% Australian. 

Further Information

More information about eWood can be found at www.eWood.com.au

Lousy Ink

Lousy Ink is made from ink sourced from discarded inkjet printer cartridges which have been sent to Melbourne recycler Close the Loop.

The ink would have been either collected and stored in 80,000L containers or burnt for energy, but Lousy Ink found a better use for the waste ink. A high quality ink made from 100% recycled ink and while each bottle can vary slightly in tone and consistency it provides artists with a truly unique medium to work with.

Further Information

More information about Lousy Ink can be found at www.lousyink.com.au.

Lousy Ink - 100% recycled artists ink made from cartridge ink

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