Collaborating for more sustainable roads

Council Roads

Asphalt containing TonerPlas has already been used in hundreds of local roads

State Roads

Asphalt containing TonerPlas has been used on a section of the Western Road Upgrade

Closing the Loop on Complex Plastics

To Close the Loop on Soft Plastics and Toner Powder

Complex plastics (or polymers) such as soft plastics and toner powder are difficult to recycle through traditional methods, which has led to the majority of these materials going to landfill.

In Australia alone, more than 300,000 tons of soft plastic is dumped into landfills every year, and global recycling rates for print consumables such as ink and toner cartridges are still minor in comparison to units sold. Not only is this bad for the environment, it is a monumental waste of valuable resources that can have a new life. Close the Loop reuse and repurpose these difficult material streams and through technology are able to create new high-performance products.

TonerPlas® is Close the Loop’s award-winning asphalt additive. This ground-breaking product is a key ingredient to making high-performance asphalt roads that last longer and require less maintenance than traditional asphalt.

TonerPlas® improves the mechanical properties of asphalt, leading to improved durability, water and rutt-resistance, without any increased environmental impacts in comparison to a standard road. It is designed to melt into, extend and modify the bituminous binder mastic in asphalt, and can be added to existing asphalt plant processes easily.


In Collaboration With

Calling all Asphalt Companies, Councils and Government- Are you ready to Close the Loop?

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100% Recycled

Every tonne of TonerPlas uses plastic from 106,000 plastic bags and 2,500 waste toner cartridges.

Cost Effective

Roads made with TonerPlas last longer, less maintenance, reducing whole of life cost

Performance Enhancing

TonerPlas increases road longevity under high heat and heavy traffic. 

Partners for TonerPlas

Collaboration is key for innovation, and Close the Loop are proud to partner with leading global print brands and key Australian councils, businesses and retailers in order to formulate our TonerPlas solution.

Steve Morriss

Steve Morriss

Head of Circularity at Close the Loop

“Growing successful collection programs is only beneficial if there is a next step. Collection is not recycling. Completed sales of products made from ‘waste’ is the only evidence of a successful recycling program.”