In 2005, Officeworks started the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program, which has seen customers drop off more than 10 million ink and toner cartridges at its stores for recycling. In 2012, they established Bring it Back, which provides customers the opportunity to recycle computers and laptops, monitors, keyboards, printers, mice, hard drives, mobile phones and accessories, cables, chargers, DVDs and CDs for free at dedicated collection points across its store network. To date, customers have recycled more than 4,800 tonnes of e-waste as part of this program.
Effective recycling programs like this really do make a difference. If every household did this, imagine how much waste we would save from going to landfill! Remember, when done collectively, every little action counts.
The recycling program is free and you can find your drop off points using the store locator online here.