Cartridge World boosts green credentials with Planet Ark deal

Cartridge World has demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability in a partnership with Planet Ark’s Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program. 

The partnership is the next step up for the specialist retailer, which has been working with Planet Ark to keep cartridges out of landfill by installing Cartridges 4 Planet Ark recycling boxes across its Australian stores. 

Under the new partnership, Cartridge World will take full responsibility for the product stewardship of its printer cartridges by paying for the recycling of all Cartridge World branded cartridges. 

Cartridge World CEO Peter Mitropoulos said “More than 50 per cent of our household waste is recycled each year, according to Planet Ark, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement in areas including electronic waste.

“Cartridge World has been championing the recycling cause with refilled cartridges, for more than 20 years, with cartridge remanufacturing accounting for around 20 per cent of the chain’s business.

“The partnership with Planet Ark, strengthens its green credentials, by taking full responsibility of its Cartridge World branded products. This demonstrates how Cartridge World is leading the way to promote environmental sustainability amongst its customer base.” 

Cartridge World’s network of 130+ locations across the country mean the company is uniquely placed to advocate cartridge recycling to customers. 

Planet Ark CEO Paul Klymenko said the organisation has diverted more than 46 million cartridges from landfill through its Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program.

“As both a cartridge manufacturer and a retail store, Cartridge World has an important role to play in this story. By coming on board as a full partner, Cartridge World is helping transition the industry to more sustainable circular economy business models and educating customers on the importance of cartridge recycling,” he said.

The Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program is managed by Close the Loop, a Melbourne-based recycler with a zero waste to landfill guarantee. 

Find out more about the program and how Cartridge World is working to reduce climate change visit  cartridgeworld.com.au

For more information about the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program, visit RecyclingNearYou.com.au/Cartridges4PlanetArk