Lousy Recycled Water-Based Artist Ink 50ml - Black

Lousy Recycled Water-Based Artist Ink 50ml - Black
Lousy Recycled Water-Based Artist Ink 50ml - Black
Lousy Recycled Water-Based Artist Ink 50ml - Black Lousy Recycled Water-Based Artist Ink 50ml - Black
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Lousy Recycled Water-Based Artist Ink 50ml - Black. A world first, this clever little bottle of artist ink is made from rescued and recycled inkjet printer cartridges and proudly conceptualised and made in Melbourne, Australia. It's water based and perfect for use with brushes, refillable markers and stamps. Produced in conjunction with Cartridges 4 Planet Ark and Close The Loop Australia. 50ml. 

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the brand story:

Have you ever wondered what happens to your empty printer cartridges after you’ve recycled them? Lousy are a Mebourne-based business working to reimagine your printer waste. Not only do they help protect the planet, but they also encourage more sustainable creative practices. In 2017 founders and artists, Mike Eleven and Oli Ruskidd, decided to combine their love of art and community to draw attention to the tonnes of ‘waste ink’ in the world and lack of a sustainable solution. Working under Cartridges 4 Planet Ark, who have set up collection boxes all over Australia, they recycle all types of inkjet printer cartridges. Once collected they are transported to  inkfor processing. The cartridges are then crushed down and filtered in order to recycle the plastics and all the remaining ink. 

you are making a difference:

  • Founded and proudly made in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Upcycling and finding new uses for waste items. 
  • Close The Loop have rescued more than five school buses worth of ink at their factory. In line with their strict zero-waste policy, Lousy helped give their ’waste ink’ a second chance.
  • Planet-friendly alternative to traditional ink.
  • If you have any old or used cartridges that you want to recycle, you can find your nearest participating vendor or business here.


  • World first!
  • Made from rescued printer cartridge ink.
  • Black colour.
  • 100% recycled ink.
  • Includes glass dropper.
  • Touch-dry within seconds.
  • Perfect for brushes, refillable markers & stamps.


50ml. Dropper bottle.

end of life:

Recyclable bottle. Reusable and recyclable paper tube.

Made in Australia.

Browse more from our eco stationery range here.


Love this ink not only because of its origin and it's made in my town but the quality is amazing. Super black, doesn't smell bad and is super easy to apply to (in my case) a stamp pad. No mess.
Will only buy this now.

 – 04 Aug. 2021

Water based, recycled ink.

Water based, recycled ink.

Water based, recycled ink.

Water based, recycled ink.

Water based, recycled ink.

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