Tuesday 27 October 2020

HP expands recycling initiative to reduce ocean-bound plastics

HP expands recycling initiative to reduce ocean-bound plastics

HP has announced the expansion of its return and recycling programme to 68 countries as part of its efforts to reduce ocean-bound plastics.

The HP Planet Partners programme - which is being expanded to nations including Argentina, Chile and Papua New Guinea - enables convenient recycling of its original HP inkjet and LaserJet supplies, any brand of computer hardware and rechargeable batteries.

Returned products are recycled and processed to recover valuable plastics and metals for new products, helping divert millions of tons of waste from landfills.

The programme has recycled more than 875 million HP ink and toner cartridges to date.

HP has also pledged to grow HP Amplify Impact – a first-of-its-kind programme that will mobilise our channel ecosystem to help advance sustainability, build diverse and inclusive workforces and unlock the full potential of communities.

It has invested $2 million (£1.5m) in a new plastic washing line in Haiti that produces recycled plastic for use in HP premium products.

Guillaume Gerardin, Global Head and General Manager of print supplies for HP said: “Like many global challenges of this year, the climate crisis reveals how interconnected we are.

“Our goal is to enable and mobilise our partners and customers to join us in driving meaningful change and a more circular economy. That’s why we are committed to developing best-in-class initiatives like our HP Planet Partners programme to reduce waste going into landfills and the opening of a new washline in Haiti to help reduce ocean-bound plastic.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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