Close the Loop has provided the collection, recycling and resource recovery operations for the ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' program since its conception in 2003.
Close the Loop is dedicated to making the Circular Economy a reality by providing best-in-class sustainability solutions to companies that want to enhance their Corporate Social Responsibility through effective and efficient recovery and re-use of valuable resources from their products. The company's actions are driven by its commitment to zero waste and its application of an internationally accredited Environmental Management System.
Close the Loop® is independently audited on an annual basis to verify that zero waste is sent to landfill.
Close The Loop is both ISO 9001 certified and ISO 14001 certified.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), develops standards to ensure consistent design, manufacturing, engineering and other product and service standards for the global marketplace. Both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 can apply to the production and/or recycling of printer consumables, such as printer cartridges.
- ISO 9001 is a quality standard - meaning that the accredited product is of a certain minimum performance standard and that it will do the job for which it was bought, however, ISO 9000 standards DO NOT measure any environmental impacts, standards or indicators.
- ISO 14001 is a standard for "environmental management" - meaning that the organisation in question has a standardized system for examining its environmental impact, and is working towards continual improvement of its environmental performance.
Find out more about these ISO standards.