Close the Loop recognised by HP NZ
Australian recycling company Close the Loop has been awarded HP New Zealand’s 2018 Sustainability Partner of the Year for its newly launched consumables takeback program.
Close the Loop beat OfficeMax, Warehouse Group and Ingram Micro to take out the sustainability partner award for the rollout and management of HP’s Planet Partner Program over the second half of 2018.
Announced in Auckland, HP NZ’s Partner Awards 2018 spanned 13 categories including print, distributor, education and marketing. For the first time, this year’s awards also included sustainability and future technologies categories.
Mike Jamieson, HP NZ Retail & PC Distribution Business Manager, said that while the program is in its early days, it has produced encouraging results.
“Sustainability is near and dear to New Zealand as a country and Close the Loop are a key provider of market leading recycling and upcycling solutions. We are only at the beginning of our journey together in the NZ market and I look forward to delivering many more meaningful solutions to our partners and customers in the future,” he said.
Close the Loop General Manager Nerida Mortlock was excited by the company’s first award recognition in New Zealand.
“It’s an honour to be recognised for our work in leading the circular economy, particularly in New Zealand, which has seen so much innovation in this space.”
“While New Zealand is a relatively new market for us, our promise of zero waste to landfill has seen us partner with leading print consumable manufacturers over 17 years and we are excited to be working with a respected brand such as HP.”
Close the Loop has been in the New Zealand market for two years, during which time it has also established partnerships with Fuji Xerox, Dell, Epson and Lexmark.
(Picture: Mike Jamieson from HP receiving the Award on behalf of Close the Loop)