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We live in a new era of business where collaboration is a key to driving innovation and better business outcomes. External collaboration between companies enables businesses to achieve goals by leveraging individual expertise.
Circular economy solutions generally don’t happen in isolation, it takes partnerships to drive innovative outcomes.
Close the Loop and Downer are aligned in thinking and values, both have common goals to recover valuable resources for re-use and re-purposing into new and innovative products. Both companies are committed to R&D and innovation. It’s this culture which has produced a ground-breaking asphalt containing waste soft plastics, used printer toner, and recycled glass which diverts these problematic waste streams from landfill while building superior and longer lasting roads. Now that’s collaboration!
To manufacture TonerPlas™, the recycled plastic-based asphalt additive, Close the Loop collaborates with the following:
Red Group -who manage the Redcycle program, where soft plastics are collected by the community and dropped at Coles and Woolworths supermarkets
Plastic Police – who run programs through schools and councils to collect and divert waste soft plastics from landfill
Planet Ark – the key promotional partner in the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark printer cartridge collection program run by Close the Loop
Printer manufacturers – Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Fuji Xerox, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, OKI, Sharp, Toshiba, and in New Zealand, Dell, Epson, Fuji Xerox, HP, Lexmark, and OKI – who participate in Close the Loop’s cartridge collection programs