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18 million printer cartridges recycled in 10 years

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recyclethumbIt’s been 10 years since HP teamed up with Planet Ark to recycle print cartridges. In that time more than 18 million cartridges have been diverted from landfill.

In the last decade, HP – along with Planet Ark and Close the Loop – has worked together on a program to recycle old print cartridges into products like pens, rulers and eWood.

eWood is used as a wood replacement material to make park benches, fences and signs.

“We’ve been committed to this valuable program since its inception and are thrilled to be part of its success in responsibly recycling millions of cartridges across Australia,” said Ben Vivoda, Business Manager, Imaging and Printing Group, HP South Pacific.

HP has been working as part of the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program for 10 years

“We look forward to continuing these environmentally sustainable practices working with Planet Ark.”

And you can get in on the act by dropping off your old print cartridges to one of more than 30,000 Cartridges 4 Planet Ark collection points in retail stores, workplaces and councils across Australia.

A park bench made from ewood - the byproduct of recycled printer cartridges

There are drop off boxes at Australia Post stores, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Dick Smith, Harvey Norman and The Good Guys.

You can find your nearest drop off point here or call the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark hotline on 1800 24 24 73.

There are even pens made from ewood - the material created by recycles printer cartridges

Larger business which use predominantly HP cartridges can contact HP directly on 1300 325 961 to participate in the HP Planet Partners Program with their own collection box.

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