Public urged to return printer cartridges
Tuesday 8th September, 2009Hoiho, the yellow-eyed penguin, is teaming up with Fill McCartridge on eDay, this Saturday 12 September 2009, to collect printer cartridges for recycling or re-filling and help save the environment.
Dunedin-based Cartridge World is proud to support the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust by giving reward points to the Trust for printer cartridges being returned during eDay at the Fryatt Street Depot, between 9am and 3pm.
The reward points received from each cartridge returned will help fund conservation activities to ensure the survival of yellow-eyed penguins. Cartridges returned by the public will be taken to Cartridge World's Filleul Street location to be refilled or remanufactured and made available for use again.
Graeme and Maxine Cochrane, owners of Cartridge World in Dunedin, say this is a fantastic opportunity to make sure printer cartridges can be re-used locally and support a worthy conservation activity as well as saving the environment.
"We urge the public to come down to the depot with any old printers to help recycle their electronic waste, diverting this equipment from landfill. There will be a box for the collection of cartridges, so if the printer cartridges can be taken out of the printer in advance it will save us a lot of time on the day. Refilling printer cartridges is a cost efficient way of saving money, saving up to 50% on the cost of a new cartridge."
Sue Murray, General Manager of the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust said the relationship with Cartridge World is an exciting new development and the Trust is thrilled to be involved with Cartridge World and the event. "eDay is an event that can make a big difference to the environment. We have had a number of people volunteer to help on the day and are looking forward to working alongside the team from Cartridge World to make good use of printer cartridges returned on the day."
The public is being urged to support the Trust and return their printer cartridges on eDay. Any organisations or individuals that would like to support the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust or get involved can contact the Trust directly on phone 03 479 0011 or click here to see how you can support the trust.
For more information on eDay or Cartridge World visit www.eday.org.nz or www.cartridgeworld.co.nz