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HP increases recyclable ink cartridge content by 50 per cent


Hewlett Packard has announced that more than 75 per cent of its ink cartridges and 24 per cent of HP LaserJet toner cartridges are now manufactured with “closed loop” recycled plastic, marking a 50 per cent increase in the use of recyclable plastic for the products.

“Our customers want high-quality printed content for both business and personal documents—without breaking their budget or compromising their commitment to environmental responsibility,” said Stephen Nigro, senior VP, Inkjet and Printing Solutions, for HP. “From cartridges with recycled plastic to energy-efficient printing products and waste-reducing packaging design, we are offering customers solutions that make it easy for them to enjoy cost and resource savings in their everyday lives,” he added.

HP’s industry-leading “closed loop” cartridge recycling process uses recycled plastic from returned HP cartridges as well as plastic from other sources, including recycled plastic bottles and plastic apparel hangers to create new Original HP ink cartridges.

Reusing engineered materials, HP has contributed to the “circular economy” by:

  • Keeping 566 million returned HP cartridges out of landfills since 1991.
  • Using 2.5 billion post-consumer plastic bottles to manufacture new HP ink cartridges since 2005.
  • Incorporating 1.1 million pounds of recycled apparel hangers into the most recent expansion of the recycling process.
  • Manufacturing more than 2 billion Original HP ink and toner cartridges made with recycled content.
  • Delivering recycled plastic from HP’s “closed loop” recycling process with a 33 per cent lower carbon footprint and 54 per cent lower fossil fuel consumption in its production than new plastic.

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