HP Empowers Customers to Print Responsibly With New Products, Expanded
Responsibly Sourced Paper and Expanded Return and Recycling Program
Meet Customer Demand for More Environmentally Sustainable Printing
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/13 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today
announced new products and expanded solutions that enable printing
customers to reduce their environmental impact while benefitting from
the quality and reliability of Original HP printing supplies.
The new offerings include a complete line of sustainably sourced
papers and the addition of Office Depot as HP's newest retail
An industry leader in the shift to more environmentally sustainable
printing, HP is leveraging key relationships with manufacturing,
retail and nongovernmental organization (NGO) partners to provide
customers with products and solutions designed with the environment
in mind -- from design and manufacturing to use and recycling.
"Our customers want printing solutions that offer quality and
reliability, with proven environmental performance," said Annukka
Dickens, director, Americas Environmental Leadership Team, HP. "HP's
approach includes innovative and environmentally sustainable product
design, and free and easy return and recycling to help customers
reach their sustainability goals."
100 percent of HP Everyday Office Papers now FSC-certified(1)
HP Everyday Paper line in North America is now certified by the
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), making HP one of the region's first
major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) office paper brands(2) to
offer a complete portfolio of papers that is entirely FSC certified.
This North American certification joins HP's existing FSC certified
portfolio in Latin America.
HP is working in collaboration with long-time ally International
Paper Company (IPC) to use fiber from responsibly managed forests.
More than 40 percent of HP's total tonnage worldwide is now
FSC-certified and/or contains at least 30 percent post-consumer
waste. HP's goal is that 50 percent or more of HP-branded paper will
be FSC-certified or have at least 30 percent post-consumer waste
content by the end of 2015.
The FSC has earned a global reputation as one of the most rigorous
and credible independent certification standards available for
ensuring that products come from responsibly managed forests. The
overall mission of the FSC is to meet this generation's need for
forest products without compromising the health of the world's
forests for future generations.
Expanded recycling options for customers
cartridge return and recycling program, HP Planet Partners, enables
customers to responsibly recycle used Original HP cartridges, and
empowers them to play a key role in the effectiveness of the
company's "closed loop" plastics recycling process.
With a mission to ensure easy supplies' recycling for global
customers, HP now offers the convenient and free HP Planet Partners
recycling program in 56 countries and territories, allowing customers
around the world to return used HP cartridges by simply visiting
www.hp.com/recycle or HP Authorized Retail Collection locations to
return used HP cartridges.
To date, HP customers worldwide have recycled more than half a
billion HP ink and LaserJet toner cartridges with HP Planet
Partners.(3) Through this and other efforts, HP aims to recycle 3.5
billion pounds of electronic products and supplies by the end of
Collaborating with retailers such as Office Depot, Office Max,
Staples and Walmart, HP is expanding its cartridge collection
network, which is anticipated to include more than 9,000 retail
outlets worldwide. Office Depot, in its inaugural year supporting
HP's Planet Partner efforts, will offer HP ink recycling in more than
1,100 stores across the United States. Staples has supported HP
recycling efforts for more than five years and expanded in 2012 to
include hardware recycling across North America. Together, HP and
Staples have collected more than 40 million pounds of ink and toner
cartridges and hardware for recycling. Walmart brings the largest
network of retail drop-off locations with more than 3,500 stores.
Measuring recycling results by the billions
"closed loop" plastics recycling process uses plastic from recycled
Original HP ink and toner cartridges and other post-consumer sources
to create new Original HP cartridges. To date, HP has used more than
118 million pounds of recycled content -- keeping 280 million
cartridges(3) and a milestone of 2 billion post-consumer plastic
bottles out of landfills.
In addition, when compared to new (or virgin) plastic, the recycled
plastic used in HP ink cartridges produced in 2010 and beyond has up
to an estimated 33 percent smaller carbon footprint than virgin
plastic in Original HP ink cartridges -- even when accounting for the
impact associated with collecting, transporting and processing used
cartridges and plastic bottles. Plus, this plastic is estimated to
reduce total water used by up to 89 percent.(4)
HP uses recycled materials extensively in packaging, including
recycled content paperboard, corrugated cardboard and recycled
plastic.(3) As the world's largest provider of information technology
(IT) infrastructure, software, services and solutions, HP is in a
unique position to respond to the challenge of reducing energy use
and waste. HP sees unprecedented opportunities to transform the way
the world lives and works while helping its customers thrive.
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a
meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The
world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio
that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT
infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP
is available at http://www.hp.com.
(1) HP papers certified under FSC C0175432011.
(2) According to NPD
data 2012 (www.npd.com).
(3) Based on internal HP data.
cartridges produced in 2010 and beyond. Based on a 2010 life-cycle
assessment (LCA) performed by Four Elements Consulting and
commissioned by HP. The study compared the environmental impact of
using polyethylene terephthalate plastic (PET) with the environmental
impact of using recycled PET to manufacture new Original HP
cartridges. Details are available at
www.hp.com/go/RecycledPlasticsLCA. Amount collected since beginning
of respective programs.
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