Clover Technologies Group has been a supporter of Landcare Australia since July 2000. This support is given through the CartCollect program which sees $2.00 for every collection box returned full of empty toner cartridges. The CartCollect program supports revegetation work by the Peninsula Surfriders Club in Gunnamatta, Victoria and has supported the New Zealand Landcare Trust for community based projects aimed at Kiwi protection and conservation.
The CartCollect program is about reusing toner cartridges rather than sending them to landfill. This has a number of environmental benefits, including:
- Each discarded laser cartridge adds over 1 kg of metal and plastic waste to our landfills.
- The plastic in each new laser toner cartridge takes 3 litres of oil to produce.
- CO2 emissions during the manufacturing of a new cartridge are almost 2.5 times the emissions produced during remanufacturing.
Cartridges returned that are unable to be reused are recycled in to other plastics, such as fenceposts, seats, planks etc.