DENVER, Colorado, November 12, 2019 –In support of their dedication to enhance environmental outcomes and reduce the environmental impacts of their customers in ways that are commercially sustainable on a long-term basis, Close the Loop is combining their sustainable solutions with PrintReleaf- becoming PrintReleaf’s first ever packaging partner.
Close the Loop and PrintReleaf are two leaders in environmental solutions in the print industry. By providing recycling boxes for print customers to recycle empty toner cartridges, Close the Loop provides best-in-class sustainability solutions to help companies enhance social responsibility. By partnering with PrintReleaf, they will now be ‘releafing’ the weight of their recycle boxes for all of their partners across the industry.
Tom Ogonek, Co-CEO of Close the Loop states, “Close the Loop is excited to partner with PrintReleaf and reduce the environmental impact of our take back programs. This partnership feels like a natural step to off-set our paper usage in program return boxes. By working with the major print and imaging OEMs, CtL diverted more than 28 million pounds of used imaging consumables from landfill in 2018 with a zero waste commitment. This partnership adds an extra element in our commitment to the environment and we are excited to take our take back programs to the next level alongside PrintReleaf!”
Reforesting at a rate of 8,333 sheets of paper per standard tree, PrintReleaf’s patented technology measures total paper consumption, and converts that total into an equivalent number of trees which are then automatically and certifiably planted around the world.
Jordan Darragh, Founder and CEO of PrintReleaf states, “Close the Loop has long been an environmental leader in the print industry. After crossing paths many times, often in the same OEM partner accounts, we decided to come together as partners. It’s great timing as well because we just introduced new functionality allowing partners or customers to enter PrintReleaf transactions by weight. As a result, Close the Loop is our first partner in the packaging or box segment to partner with us. We’re very excited to enter this new segment in the industry and couldn’t be happier to call Close the Loop our first partner in the space…especially knowing the boxes they provide are also being put to good environmental use.”
Close the Loop is just getting started but has already releafed over 23,000 pounds of paper and planted 283 number of standard trees.