HP today announced several
environmental programs that make recycling simple and straightforward for
consumers, enterprises and small to mid-size businesses and employees. Among
the newly launched initiatives, HP introduced an Envelope-in-the-Box return
and recycling program for select HP inkjet print cartridges to Canadian
HP’s Envelope-in-the-Box program makes HP inkjet cartridge recycling even
more convenient for customers. Canadian customers receive a pre-paid postage
envelope in select HP Vivera inkjet cartridges, including HP No 94 Black Print
Cartridge, HP No 96 Large Black Inkjet Print Cartridge, HP No 97 Large
Tri-colour Inkjet Print Cartridge, HP No 99 Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge and
HP 100 Gray Photo Inkjet Print Cartridge.
Other empty HP ink cartridges can be sent to HP free of charge for
recycling using HP’s online recycling program, allowing customers to order a
pre-paid envelope sent directly to their home or business. Every HP LaserJet
print cartridge box has always included recycling instructions and a pre-paid
Additionally, Canadians can continue to recycle their hardware
conveniently through HP Canada’s online recycling program (www.hp.ca/recycle).
Since the conception of HP’s Planet Partners recycling programs in the
late 1990s, more than 91 million HP LaserJet and inkjet print cartridges have
been returned and recycled worldwide.
Small and mid-size businesses are also encouraged to recycle through
PurchasEdge, a rewards program allowing customers to earn points towards free
HP products and services for purchases of HP hardware, LaserJet and inkjet
supplies (enrollment criteria must be met). Beginning this Earth Day,
PurchasEdge members will also earn PurchasEdge points for recycling original
HP cartridges through the HP Planet Partners program.
“Environmental sustainability is a key element of HP’s global
environmental citizenship, and it is imperative for long-term success,” said
Ralph McMillen, vice president of Environmental Programs, HP Canada.
“Canadians already have sophisticated non-technology recycling habits, and we
are thrilled that Canadians can now recycle electronic products just as
effortlessly through these new HP programs.”
HP Canada employees are also celebrating Earth Day. Offices across the
country are taking part in community clean-up events in nearby green spaces.
Earth Day is also a chance for HP Canada employees to recycle their personal
electronics products through its Employee Recycling and Take-Back program.
In 2004, HP recycled more than 120 million pounds of used computer
hardware and print cartridges globally, bringing HP’s cumulative total since
1987 to 616 million pounds – more than halfway towards meeting the
company-wide goal to recycle 1 billion pounds by 2007.
HP’s Planet Partners return and recycling service (www.hp.ca/recycle)
provides consumers and businesses around the world with access to a variety of
hardware and print cartridge product disposal options, including recycling and
trade-in. HP’s Planet Partners return and recycling service accepts any brand
of computer-related hardware, such as desktop PCs, notebooks, monitors, ink
and laser printers, PDAs and general networking equipment, as well as HP
inkjet and LaserJet print cartridges.
HP is a respected and recognized leader in environmental awareness and
has been ranked No. 1 in corporate social responsibility, IT Sector, by the
Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine. HP was the only PC/peripheral
company named among the top 100 most sustainable corporations at the World
Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2005. HP is also the proud
recipient of the Ceres-ACCA North American Award for Sustainability Reporting.
In its ongoing commitment to responsible product design, manufacturing
and disposal, HP offers a variety of programs to encourage environmental
responsibility among consumers, enterprise and SMB customers and employees.
Additionally, HP Canada is the proud sponsor of the Waste Reduction Week, the
Canadian Geographic Awards and the Earth Rangers.