(06-06-17) Cartridges 4 Planet Ark

Jun 6, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

Did you know you can dispose of your used printer cartridges in the Planet Ark collection bins located in all of the North Burnett Regional Council customer service centres / libraries?

Australians send 34 printer cartridges to landfill every minute. We are determined to make our landfills the biggest loser by urging Australians to deprive their garbage bins of electronic waste.

Printer cartridges are made up of a complex mix of plastics, metal, inks and toners and thus 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 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. Planet Ark is successfully working with Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta and Kyocera to collectively take responsibility for the end life of their products. This voluntary Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program is one of the most successful of its type in the world. Help us save energy, water and resources by recycling your ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’.

Source: Planet Ark website

For further information refer to Council’s website or please call the Environmental Health staff on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC).

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