Recycling program takes a big byte out of greenhouse gases

Recycling program takes a big byte out of greenhouse gases

Mandate for manufacturers necessary

This means that every component of a cartridge collected for recycling is spared from landfill and used to produce other items such as eWood.

E-wood is used to make outdoor furniture, fencing and bollards, as well as fuel to replace natural gas and chemical spill clean-up kits.

In the five years since the program began, hundreds of thousands of Australians and more than 17,000 Australian businesses have taken action to address the growing problem of e-waste by recycling their cartridges through the program.

However, more than 18 million printer cartridges still go to landfill every year.

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