Environment

"Commitment to our community and environment is one of our core values"

  • Actively recycling warehouse waste
  • Paperless office
  • Cartridges.com.au Green Standard
Environment

Commitment to our community and environment is one of the three core values of cartridges.com.au. Our aim is it to actively deliver positive outcomes for the environment wherever possible, examples include:

  • Active recycling of warehouse waste
    You may have noticed that the box that your ink or toner cartridges are delivered in is often a pre-loved printer box, printer cartridge manufacturer box or even a wine box! We recycle as many boxes as we can and this starts right on the floor of our warehouses.
  • Paperless office
    As weird as it sounds, where possible we try to operate a paperless office. For this reason we don't accept orders via fax or post we send invoices electronically and all snail mail is printed on recycled paper and envelopes.
  • Cartridges.com.au Green Standard
    Cartridges.com.au has a policy to only deal with printer cartridge manufacturers who have an active environmental policy - we call it our Green Standard. We do not and will not supply ink or toner cartridges from any manufacturer without such a policy.

Protecting the environment starts with your choice of printer

When choosing a printer a critical consideration should be the manufacturer's policy regarding the environment. To make it easy for you, we have listed a range of manufacturers below who meet or surpass our Green Standard, including links to their environmental and recycling policies:

Manufacturer Link to environmental policy
Brother http://brother.com.au/...
Canon http://www.canon.com.au/...
Dell http://content.dell.com/...
Epson http://www.epson.com.au/...
HP http://www.hp.com/...
Konica Minolta http://www.konicaminolta.com/...
Kyocera Mita http://www.kyoceramita.com/...
Lanier http://www.lanier.com/...
Manufacturer Link to environmental policy
Lexmark http://www1.lexmark.com/...
OKI http://www.oki.com.au/...
Print Rite Brand http:///www.prh.com.hk/...
Panasonic http://panasonic.com/...
Ricoh http://www.ricoh.com.au/...
Sharp http://www.sharp-cee.com/...
Toshiba http://www.eid.toshiba.com.au/...
Xerox http://www.xerox.com/...

Only 50% of printer cartridges are recycled, make a difference now!

Research conducted by Pollinate for Planet Ark in 2010 found that only 50% of people correctly recycled their printer cartridges in Australia. When you consider that about 13 million ink and toner printer cartridges are sold each year, that's a lot of chemical and plastic waste that is going into landfill!

Cartridges.com.au wants to help you do your bit for the environment, just follow these simple steps:

Home users - Drop into a Planet Ark Recycling point
Home users with used printer cartridges are encouraged to either drop your cartridges into a Planet Ark collection point or send them to us and we'll do it for you!

To locate your nearest Planet Ark collection point simply enter your postcode and suburb here http://recyclingnearyou.com.au