Celebrating 50 million cartridges recycled with Cartridges 4 Planet Ark - Business Recycling News

Celebrating 50 million cartridges recycled with Cartridges 4 Planet Ark

June 6, 2022

Nicholas Scaltrito


Cartridges 4 Planet Ark is excited to announce that we have recently reached 50 million printer cartridges recycled since the program began!

Cartridges 4 Planet Ark provides Australians who use printers in both residential and commercial settings a free solution to their used printer cartridges. We are excited to announce that we recently reached 50 million printer cartridges recycled since the program began! 

To put that into perspective, if we laid 50 million printer cartridges end to end it would span a distance over 5,500km. That's a wider distance than all of Australia measured coast to coast. 

Through recycling and repurposing, used cartridges can be used to recover many useful resources, such as plastics, metals, and even leftover ink. These repurposed materials go into products from pens to roads that we can all benefit from without having to rely on virgin resources. 

Best of all, Cartridges 4 Planet Ark has a zero waste to landfill guarantee

One of the goals of Cartridges 4 Planet Ark is to incorporate all aspects of product stewardship into Australia's understanding of waste and resource recovery. From designing products with circularity in mind, effective collection programs, keeping materials in circulation and developing innovative end use solutions, Cartridges 4 Planet Ark has been a pioneer in product stewardship schemes. 

Want to register for a Cartridges 4 Planet Ark box? Here’s how it works: 

  1. Register a collection box for your workplace, university, community centre or school. 

  2. Fill your collection box with compatible cartridges and toners, i.e. brands that support the program. 

  3. Send us your full bag in the mail. Each box comes with prepaid mail stickers, so it's free! 

  4. You’re done! 

If you don’t qualify for a collection box you drop off your used cartridges at any of our participating locations instead. Our participating manufacturers, cover the cost of collecting, transporting and recycling your cartridges to keep the program free! 

Join us as we celebrate our latest milestone and get involved by taking a small action that has a huge impact! 


Nicholas Scaltrito

Nick joined Planet Ark in 2021 coming from a background of graphic design and marketing communications. A self-described “jack-of-all-trades’, Nick likes to channel his helpful nature and enthusiasm for change in all aspects of life from his social life and work to his community volunteering.


Foundation Partner