Tuesday 26 June 2018

HP proves it’s got the bottle for green printer cartridges

HP proves it’s got the bottle for green printer cartridges

Last year, Hewlett-Packard (HP) turned more than 8.3 million plastic bottles into printer cartridges.

The information technology firm sourced more than 170 tonnes of plastic litter from Haiti that could have otherwise ended up in waterways and oceans.

In addition, HP repaired 4.6 million units of hardware last year, allowing equipment to be used long past what would otherwise have been considered the 'end-of-service'.

The firm says since the beginning of 2016, it has recycled more than 271,400 tonnes of hardware and is committed to increasing this volume to a total of 1.2 million tonnes by 2025.

HP also demonstrated the potential impact of replacing an aluminum part with a 3D-printed nylon part in its new 'Latex' printer - the change decreased the weight of the part by 93%, reduced greenhouse emissions by 95% and halved costs.

Dion Weisler, President and CEO of HP, said: "At the heart of our reinvention is the need to create a business that can have a lasting sustainable impact on the world.

"This is not just the right thing to do, it fuels our innovation, our growth and creates a stronger and healthier company for the long term."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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