Micro-jobbing site Money for Jam (M4JAM) and Green Office have joined forces to create a toner cartridge collection and recycling scheme. This campaign offers R5 per undamaged original toner cartridge that is collected and returned to Green Office for recycling.
HP toner cartridges, Brother toner, Canon toner, Kyocera toner, Samsung toner cartridges and Lexmark toner cartridges will be accepted. Jobbers can check which specific toner cartridges are eligible for recycling on the campaign page on M4JAM’s website.
According to M4JAM CEO Andre Hugo, no specific number of toner cartridges is required before jobbers hand them in. Jobbers are encouraged to collect as many as possible over the course of the campaign and bring them to the designated Green Office collection points.
Hugo believes that this initiative can be used by schools and organisations to raise funds as well as normal people who wish to make some extra cash. He claims that this programme is the first in South Africa to take recycling into the world of digital crowdsourcing.
Green Office will designate specific drop off dates and times at its Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban recycling depots over a three week period. If the campaign proves successful, it could be extended indefinitely to over 1000 locations around South Africa.
M4JAM, which is hosted on WeChat, allows companies to break up large jobs into smaller, micro-jobs which are displayed to thousands of jobbers across the country. Jobbers are then paid in cash at the till points of selected retail outlets.
The Green Office campaign starts today (20 October 2014).