Roland DG recovers 3.5 tonnes of waste

Roland DG Australia’s Cartridge Recycle Program has diverted almost 3.5 tonnes of waste from ending up in landfill in less than a year.

The programme was launched in October 2016, with 3,449kgs of cartridge and associated consumables waste collected in Roland DG collection boxes, located in major dealerships and at large customer sites across the country.

The program is run in partnership with Close the Loop, Australia’s largest recycling and resource recovery company for imaging consumables, with 100 per cent of every cartridge either reused or recycled.

Greg Stone, product and marketing manager, Roland DG says, “We are pleased to see that our Cartridge Recycle Program is having such a positive impact on the wide format industry, and the environment as a whole, and that we’ve been able to significantly reduce the amount of empty inkjet cartridges ending up in landfill.

“It is great that this waste is not only recycled, but reused, and turned into a range of materials such as pens, rulers, and even asphalt- reinforcing Close the Loop’s zero waste to landfill philosophy.”

Roland says there is no cost for customers interested in getting involved in the programme.

“Customers can drop their empty cartridges at a participating local dealer or Authorised Roland service agent. The boxes are then collected by Close the Loop for processing.”

The materials collected equate to laying 127.93km of TonerPave, a low cost, lower carbon footprint asphalt developed from recycled materials, including the toner collected from within the ink cartridges.

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