About Cartridges 4 Planet Ark

Cartridges 4 Planet Ark is an innovative recycling program that provides Australians with a free, easy and environmentally-accredited way to recycle their used printer cartridges.

As cartridges are made up of a complex mix of plastics, metal, inks and toners they represent a significant investment in resources. When they are disposed of into landfill these resources are lost.

That's why Planet Ark joined with Close the Loop® and the participating manufacturers - Brother, Canon, Cartridge World, Epson, HP & Kyocera - to set up the innovative Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program. This program collects and returns cartridges for remanufacturing and recycling - therefore keeping them out of landfill. Our Melbourne-based recycling partner, Close the Loop®, is independently audited on an annual basis for its zero waste to landfill guarantee.

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2020 Target

Cartridges 4 Planet Ark has already recycled over 45 million cartridges. Help us get to 49 million by the end of March 2021 by finding out how to recycle your cartridges.

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