How many cartridges does it take to make an eWood table? - Cartridges 4 Planet Ark News

How many cartridges does it take to make an eWood table?

Date: 11-Jun-13
Author: Ryan Collins

Planet Ark is pleased to announce that the lucky winner of the eWood competition is Kristy A from QLD! Kristy made the closest guess as to how many printer cartridges it takes to make an eWood picnic table set. So what is the correct answer? It takes 283 cartridges with Kristy very close, guessing 285.

The prize was a fantastic e-Wood picnic table (valued at $1,050) made with material collected through the ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program and generously donated by eWood Solutions and Close the Loop. eWood is a unique Australian made product that is perfectly suited for use in the Australian climate. It is UV resistant, termite proof, water proof and environmentally friendly.

In just 10 years, 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' has collected over 21 million printer cartridges which is enough to make over 74,000 e-Wood picnic tables or fill more than 42 Olympic size swimming pools! In the last year, Aussies recycled one printer cartridge every ten seconds through ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'.

To find out if your workplace is eligible for a free collection box visit

To find your nearest drop-off location for printer cartridges and other e-waste, visit or call the Recycling Hotline on 1300 733 712.

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