Recyclable HP ink production hits 1bn in 2010 Jun 20, 2011 16:27 by Chris Rails
One billion recyclable HP ink cartridges were produced by the company last year, each containing post-consumer recycled plastic.
Around 800 million of those were manufactured with recycled plastic using the HP ink closed loop process, which mixes recyclables from combinations of products such as water bottles and disused ink cartridges.
This has helped the firm and its customers to save energy, avoid waste and keep plastic out of landfill.
The company’s corporate social responsibility report noted that its HP engineers, chemists and partners managed to meet these high performance standards despite facing a range of difficulties throughout the year.
“HP used more than 20,000 tonnes (44 million pounds) of recycled plastic resin5 in 760 million ink print cartridges,” the report notes. “Our goal is to use a cumulative total of 100 million pounds of recycled plastic in our printing products, including ink cartridges, between 2007 and 2011.”