Caring for our world 3-part Blog series

Part 2: Printers the dirty little tool that needs addressing in every office environment.

Posted October 15, 2019

Part 2: Printers  the dirty little tool that needs addressing in every office environment.

 

Whilst we are an online business that creates software, content managed IT systems, e-commerce systems and websites - the printer is still used in our office environment and I know we are not alone.

 

Printers are a valuable tool and often essential in different business environments. But did you know that Australians throw away more than 18 million printer cartridges every year? This amounts to 5,000 tonnes of material, including laser toner cartridges, inkjet cartridges, photocopier toner bottles and drums, that will eventually end up in landfill. From here they break apart and the potential to contaminate groundwater and the environment.

 

Printer Cartridge Recycling

Printer cartridges from the following brands are accepted in the "Cartridges 4 Planet Ark" Program.

 

Brother
Cannon
Epson
HP
Konica Minolta
Kyocera

 

This includes inkjet cartridges, laser cartridges, toner bottles, fuser and drum units, fax rolls, print heads, waste hoppers/collectors and kits.
If your workplace consumes a lot of cartridges, you may be eligible for this free cartridge recycling service. Call "Cartridges 4 Planet Ark" hotline on 1300 733 712 for more information.

 

For more information please go to: Planet Ark's Cartridge Recycling Factsheet or visit the following websites.

https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/

https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/cartridges4planetark/howto

 

You can also visit the following LOCAL businesses to deposit your cartridges...

 

WEST GOSFORD - Officeworks and Australia Post West Gosford
ERINA - The Good Guys, JB Hi Fi, Harvey Norman
WOY WOY - Australia Post
TERRIGAL_- Australia Post
BATEAU BAY - Australia Post
LONG JETTY - Cut Computers
TUGGERAH - The Good Guys, JB Hi Fi, Australia Post
LAKE HAVEN - Office Choice, Harvey Norman, Leading Edge
TOUKLEY - Office Choice, Australia Post

 

The safe recycling of Printer Cartridges is an important task and really a simple one - once you know how and where. Why not get on board and start making a difference today.