Officeworks is calling on customers to recycle their old tech gadgets as e-waste continues to grow.
Officeworks gives customers’ old technology and stationery new life with a free, easy and secure recycling program, Bring it Back. The program allows customers to drop off their old smartphones, printers and print cartridges, batteries, pens and markers to be recycled.
Officeworks managing director, Sarah Hunter said, “We know Australians want to do the right thing with their old technology, but many are confused about how, and where, to dispose of their old equipment. Since 2015 we’ve had our in store Bring it Back recycling program so customers can recycle their home and office technology responsibly.”
In the past financial year, Officeworks customers have recycled more than 1,500 tonnes of e-waste and stationery, with over 5,600 tonnes recycled and the materials reused, including for products such as park benches, electrical components and other new products since the program commenced in 2015.
As part of this recycling initiative, Officeworks’ partnership with Planet Ark’s Cartridges 4 Planet Ark has seen more than ten million cartridges recycled through the in-store program.
In addition to Planet Ark, the Bring it Back program partners with Mobile Muster and TechCollect to ensure products are recycled appropriately from end-to-end. Officeworks is also committed to supply chain transparency with initiatives such as GPS tracking.