By Craig Zammit

SYDNEY: Lexmark Australia has announced it will continue its involvement with the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark (C4PA) program for a further three years.

Lexmark, a foundation company with C4PA, joined the initiative in April 2003, and in conjunction with recycling company, Close the Loop, has helped in the recycling of millions of printer cartridges.

“Lexmark takes great pride from its involvement in the Planet Ark program and we strongly urge all Australians to get behind this important initiative, as too many cartridges are still ending up in Australia’s landfills every year,” said Lexmark Australia New Zealand acting managing director, Eddie Noel.

“Lexmark is firmly committed to supporting environmental initiatives and to developing programs that minimise the impact of business practices on the environment.”

 The company’s new site in Belrose is one such example of Lexmark’s pro-active approach to environmental awareness. The entire premises has been constructed with specific features designed to minimise employees’ water and energy usage while also incorporating eWood, a wood substitute created from recycled printer supplies.

Together with its participation in Cartridges 4 Planet Ark, Lexmark has also implemented an environmental program within its Australia and New Zealand businesses called Operation Wasteline, which seeks to find practical and proven methods to reduce paper use, energy consumption and landfill.