Roland Cartridge Recycling Program

Cartridge Recycling 

With Australians throwing away more than 18 million printer cartridges a year, over 5,000 tonnes of material ends up in landfill. When printer cartridges break apart in landfill, they have the potential to contaminate groundwater and the environment.

Aware that in today’s environment businesses need to find a balance between growth and responsibility, we believe that in order for the big things to change lots of little things need to change first. In our industry, one way that we can contribute to reducing our impact on the environment is through our Cartridge Recycle Program.

In partnership with Close the Loop®, we have structured our Cartridge Recycle Program to ensure simple and efficient collection of your empty Roland inkjet cartridges. In collaboration with our dealer network, the cartridges will be collected and returned to Close the Loop, Australia’s largest recycling and resource recovery company for imaging consumables.

Driven by a philosophy of zero waste to landfill, Close the Loop reuses or recycles 100% of every inkjet cartridge that is collected, as shown below:

  • Ink – is converted from waste to energy in a contained area. This can then be stored and used in a range of ways.
  • Plastics – are sorted, broken down, and made into pellets to sell to manufacturers for re-use in new products, such as cartridges, pens and rulers.
  • Metals – metals are separated by eddy current and magnets into ferrous and non-ferrous and sold to or passed on to partners/suppliers for re-use.

For every 1 tonne of imaging consumables collected and recovered by Close the Loop, approximately 10 tonnes of carbon (tCO2eq) savings is recovered.

 

            
             

Getting Involved is Easy

Simply drop your cartridges at your local dealer, give them to an Authorised Roland technician at your next scheduled service, or contact us for further options. The empty cartridges will then be packaged up and sent to Close the Loop for processing. It’s that easy.

Environmental Commitment

As a part of the Company’s global efforts to reduce waste, conserve energy and participate in sustainable business and manufacturing processes, Roland DG is committed to working closely with the industry to reduce our impact on the environment.

Commonly Asked Questions

Who is involved in the Roland Cartridge Recycle Program?

We currently have collection boxes at Authorised Dealer locations and Authorised Service Agents around the country. Roland DG Sales and Service Technicians will also collect empty Roland ink cartridges on their next visit.

How are the empty Roland ink cartridges collected?

As a Roland customer, you can either drop your empty Roland ink cartridges to your Authorised Dealer or you can request that a Dealer Sales Representative picks the cartridges up on their next visit. You can also give them to an Authorised Roland DG Service Technician at your next scheduled service. The empty cartridges are then packaged up and sent to Close the Loop for processing.

What happens to the ink cartridges once they’re collected?

Close the Loop reuses or recycles 100% of every inkjet cartridge that is collected, as shown below:
  • Ink is converted from waste to energy in a contained area. This can then be stored and used in a range of ways.
  • Plastics are sorted, broken down, and made into pellets to sell to manufacturers for re-use in new products, such as cartridges, pens and rulers.
  • Metals metals are separated by eddy current and magnets into ferrous and non-ferrous and sold to or passed on to partners/suppliers for re-use.

For every 1 tonne of imaging consumables collected and recovered by Close the Loop, approximately 10 tonnes of carbon (tCO2eq) savings is recovered.

How much does it cost me to get involved?

You pay nothing. Roland DG pays for all Roland ink cartridges that are recycled through Close the Loop.

I’m a large user of Roland inks, how do I become involved in the program?

To get involved in the program, contact your local Roland DG Sales Representative.

How do I find out more?

For further information contact us at marketing.au@rolanddg.com.au