Xerox Corp., a leading global enterprise for business process and document management, is extending its Green World Alliance program via a partnership with Close the Loop, one of the world’s largest recyclers of imaging supplies.
Working with Close the Loop, Xerox launched a new return and recycling program that simplifies the way customers return toner and supplies and expands the company’s efforts to keep billions of pounds of waste out of landfills. The company’s goal is to get more customers to join in on the recycling effort and minimize its impact on the environment.
Xerox asks customers in the U.S. to place used supplies into a collection box. When it is full, customers print a free-of-charge shipping label and send the box to Close the Loop. Instructions are printed on the boxes, which are now available for order through a redesigned return and recycling website, http://www.xerox.com/gwa . The program is similar to Xerox’s Eco Box program in Europe.
Close the Loop will collect customers’ returns and manage the recycling on behalf of Xerox using a patented material separation process that recovers used materials for reuse in new printer cartridges and other products. Close the Loop, was founded in late 2000 with the goal of recycling toner and inkjet cartridges. The organization prides itself on ZERO waste and working with the original manufacturers.
The Xerox Green World Alliance continues its commitment to supplies recycling and reports keeping more than 145 million pounds of waste out of landfills over the past 20 years.