We’re proud partners of PlanetArk!
PlanetArk is a free, easy and environmentally accredited way to recycle your used printer cartridges. We’re proud to announce our partnership with Planet Ark to aid us in our goal of reducing the damage to the environment - you can join too!
What We’re Doing To Save The Environment...
We have long been aware that the useful end-life of the products we supply is just as important as the life of those products. That is why CartridgesDirect have joined all the manufacturers of original printer cartridges in partnering with Cartridges4Planet Ark and Close The Loop. In doing so, we now create awareness to our customers that you can all play a part in reducing the impact of our products on the environment.
Cartridges4Planet Ark are the collection agency for the ethical recycling of printer cartridges. They have collection points for your empty cartridges in hundreds of locations, most notably in your local Post Office. From there, Cartridges4Planet Ark collect the empty printer cartridges for ethical recycling. For larger users, those using more than three cartridges a month, Cartridges4Planet Ark can supply a collection box for your premises - they really do everything to ensure you recycle!
70% In Landfill
Over 70% of the estimated 25 million printer cartridges sold in Australia each year, end up in landfill.
400 - 1000 Years
What’s worse, it can take up to 1000 years for each printer cartridge to fully degrade. That’s a long time!
In the USA, over 375 million cartridges are thrown away each year. Our mission is to work towards zero!
What Can You Do To Help?
Don’t just leave it up to large corporations to make a change - you too can create positive change!
With over 70% of 25 million printer cartridges throughout Australia ending up in land fill each year, the onus is on us all - There is no room for two strands of conversation. To join our fight in working towards zero, download our ‘Get Started’ PDF below to find out how to Ethically Recycle your cartridges.
Frequently Asked Questions
Take a look at some of our customers frequently asked questions about the program.
How Do I Get Involved?
If you purchase your ink cartridges from CartridgesDirect, you can choose to receive a pre-paid satchel at the time of order. Using more than 3 cartridges per month? Fill out the form above.
How Much Does It Cost?
Nothing - Completely free to our customers. This program would not be possible with the support from all of the major manufacturers and Cartridges 4 Planet Ark.
Where Do They Go?
All cartridges returned through this program are returned to Close the Loop. Once returned, the cartridges are stripped down to their base components before being shredded.
What Can Be Returned?
Due to freight costs, this program is only available to ink cartridges purchased through Cartridges Direct. If you have a toner cartridge, fill out the form on this page to get involved!
Why Genuine Products?
Dissapointingly, manufacturers of non-genuine cartridges do not invest into the ethical disposal of their products and therefore do not receive the same benefits.
How Do I Return Them?
Returning is easy. Simply collect your empty ink cartridges and when you have enough to fill the satchel, simply seal the bag and drop into your nearest Australia Post mailbox.