Samsung's S.T.A.R.T. Program is a free service brought to you by Samsung for our business customers willing to take responsibility in helping to keep the environment clean. Samsung's S.T.A.R.T. Program is a partnership between Close the Loop, and Samsung Australia.
Why it’s important?
Millions of printer cartridges reach the end of their life in Australia each year and can end up in landfill. This environmentally conscious program safely processes empty toner cartridges into their major usable raw components (plastics, metals, toner, packaging, cardboard and other miscellaneous materials) and then either reuses those recovered materials or makes them available to the raw materials marketplace for reuse in new manufacturing for a range of products.
What can be recycled through the Samsung S.T.A.R.T. Program?
Any consumable that can be removed from a laser printer or multi-function printer e.g. toner cartridge, drum, imaging unit, transfer belt unit.
What happens to the cartridges?
The cartridges are sent to Close the Loop in Melbourne where they are sorted, broken down into their component materials and either reused in new products or sold for reuse.
How are the cartridges collected?
If your business regularly uses cartridges (3 or more per month) you are eligible to register for a collection box in your office. The program has a convenient, free collection service run by Close the Loop. A starter kit will be mailed to you within 7-10 working days for eligible customers. Once received, assemble the starter kit and begin recycling your cartridges. When the bag is full, arrange collection.*
* For collection of consumables from Metro areas, a courier can be arranged. For regional customers, take your bag of consumables to any Australia Post outlet and hand it over the counter for return to Close the Loop.