HP Indigo users are able to take part in a new free recycling programme that will see all used ink cans and ink tubes, as well as all BIDs (ink developers) and rollers, taken away by recycling operation Close the Loop.

The programme is applicable to all HP Indigo digital presses, including Series 2, 3 and 4, and there is no cost to the print business.

Effective from this week all HP Indigo users in Australia and New Zealand will be able to transition to the company's supplies recycling and collection partner Close the Loop, which it describes as a fellow champion of the circular economy.

Phillip Rennell, sales and marketing director at Currie Group, the ANZ HP Indigo supplier, said, “This is great news for print. Close the Loop will collect all waste consumables from print businesses using HP Indigo, and will then recycle those consumables. We have had recycling for some time, this takes it to the next level.

“Print businesses using HP Indigo and their customers can be assured that their consumables from their printers are being fully recycled.”

Rennell said, “Close the Loop shares the HP and Currie Group zero-waste-to-landfill commitment for printing supplies, whilst also exploring innovative ways to give new life to recovered materials.”

 Close the Loop can accept pallets of BIDs, together with canisters to facilitate convenient returns, to ensure printers are not utilising valuable space to store used products for extended periods of time. The Close the Loop programme is applicable for all HP Indigo print solutions.

Over the coming weeks, representatives from Close the Loop will contact HP Indigo users to discuss details about the collection program, explaining the process of packing and storing used supplies, and contacting Close the Loop for a pick up, collection frequencies, and documentation required.

To participate in the programme printers need to first register their business with Close the Loop by contacting in Australia and in New Zealand.

Once registered printers will be provided with a Contact ID which must be used to book all collections with Close the Loop.

Rennell said, “We sincerely hope that this service will help print businesses in their own journey towards sustainability and protecting the environment. We also hope this will help reduce waste handling and waste disposal costs.”

Established in 2001, Close the Loop (CtL) is a resource recovery and recycling company. CtL has established a global reputation for providing creative end of life product management services, specialising in post-consumer recycling.

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