Caring for the environment

Banksia Awards

Australia Post is proud to have partnered with the Banksia Sustainability Awards for many years. In 2015, we continue our ongoing sponsorship of the Small to Medium Business Sustainability Leadership Award category. This category recognises great work that's being done by Small to Medium Businesses in developing and putting in place industry-leading environmental and sustainability measures.

For more information, visit the Banksia Foundation.

Cartridges 4 Planet Ark

Australia Post is proud of our long term retail recycling partnership with Planet Ark's printer cartridge recycling program, Cartridges 4 Planet Ark.

Since 2003, our partnership with Planet Ark has made it easier for both our customers and our workforce to recycle their used printer cartridges. Cartridges can now be recycled at more than 1,800 different Post Offices and workplaces around Australia.

The components from these old cartridges are turned into things like rulers and chemical spill clean-up kits. They're also recycled in eWood™ applications, such as park benches, fencing and signs, and Enviroliner™ pens, which are available at selected Post Offices.

Approximately 500 recycled inkjet cartridges are needed to make 1,000 pens. After these pens are used, they can be recycled again through the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark collection boxes in stores.

Learn more about the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program, or find your nearest printer cartridge recycling location.


MobileMuster is the official product stewardship program of the mobile phone industry in Australia. Through MobileMuster, people can recycle all brands and types of mobile phones, as well as their batteries, chargers and various accessories. 

Australia Post has partnered with MobileMuster since 2008 to help make it easier for our customers to recycle their old phones through our network of Post Offices.

Since 2008, more than 245,000 MobileMuster satchels have been returned by Australia Post customers. This amounts to 62.6 tonnes of mobile phone handsets, batteries and chargers diverted from landfill.

For more information, visit MobileMuster.

Other initiatives

Learn more about Australia Post's commitment to the environment.