What is a circular economy?
A circular economy is an economic system that tackles climate change, biodiversity loss, waste and pollution.
It seeks to correct the problems of the linear economy where consumers and businesses follow a “take, make, waste” process, meaning most products and resources become waste.
A circular economy employs reuse, sharing, repair, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling to create a closed-loop system, minimising the use of resource inputs and the creation of waste, pollution and carbon emissions.
The circular economy aims to keep products, materials, equipment and infrastructure in use for longer, thus improving the productivity of these resources.
Closing the Loop
Close the Loop Group are focused on end-to-end solutions across the creation, collection, recovery and re-use of materials that are deemed difficult to recycle and often end up in landfill.
From soft plastic/flexible packaging, print consumables (including cartridges and toner), cosmetics, eyewear and even phone cases, we’re taking-back products to be reused, and give these materials new life.
- Education & training to clients on plastics, packaging materials & sustainability
- Packaging manufacturing (Australian & offshore)
- Product innovation & development of recyclable and made-from recycled content packaging
- 60,000 collection points
- Collection & logistics for print cartridge/take-back programs
- Recovery & sorting of paper-based commercial materials for selling back to manufacturers
- Partnered with 15 of the world’s largest print and print consumable OEMS
- Partnered with REDCycle for post-consumer soft plastics
- Remanufacture and refurbish items for refill/resell- including cartridges and electronic products
- Toner & cartridge recycling at scale
- Use of soft/flexible packaging plastics for new items (TonerPlas® for roads, rFlex™ for injection moulded items)
- Use of % of recycled plastics back into flexible/soft plastic packaging