About Us

We started out as a printer cartridge collection company trading under the name Empties R Us. Based in Melbourne Australia, and operating since 2000, the company has grown into Green Planet Recycling, a combination of retail outlet and used cartridge recycling. Not just collecting empty printer cartridges and inkjets for recycling but also for REUSE.

The result of this is a much better use of energy and raw materials than just simple recycling.

So, why recycle?

Recycling is an excellent way of saving energy and conserving the environment. By encouraging your staff, and even friends, to place as many used printer toner cartridges in our recycling boxes, you can help reduce land-fill and minimize the carbon footprint we leave behind. It is estimated that 80% of our used cartridges are going directly to land-fill.

Other Interesting facts :

Australians throw away more than 18 million printer cartridges every year.

The plastic used in a typical cartridge is made of engineering grade polymers and is expected to take up to 1000 years to decompose.

Approximately 3.5 litres of oil are required to produce each new laser printer cartridge and 90 ml of oil is used to produce each inkjet cartridge

Each discarded empty laser printer cartridge adds approximately one and a half kilograms of waste to our landfills