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Plastic Recycling July 10, 2020 05:00:17 PM

HP Commits to Eliminate 75% of Single-Use Plastics

Paul Ploumis
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Post-consumer recycled content plastic accounted for 9% of total plastics used in HP print and PS products in 2019.

HP Commits to Eliminate 75% of Single-Use Plastics

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The recently published Annual Sustainable Impact Report by tech major HP commits to eliminate 75% of single-use plastic packaging by 2025, upon comparison with 2018. The move is part of company’s efforts to drive a low-carbon, circular economy.

The company targets to eliminate use of unnecessary plastics and other harmful materials, as much as possible. As part this strategy, HP had decided to eliminate power cord plastic ties and plastic document bags in hardware packaging. In addition, the company has shifted to more recyclable, paper-based alternatives.

For instance, the shift from plastic foam packaging to molded pulp cushions for HP’s Personal Systems has resulted in elimination of 933 tonnes of expanded plastic foam in 2019. Also, the redesigning of the packaging of printer model has reduced plastic foam by 40% and resulted in elimination of nearly 95 tonnes of the material during the previous year.

Post-consumer recycled content plastic accounted for 9% of total plastics used in HP print and PS products in 2019. It aims to increase this to 30% by 2025. The company has sourced approximately 1.7 million pounds of ocean-bound plastics.

In addition, HP has declared its commitment to double number of Black and African American executives by 2025. Also, HP Foundation has pledged half-a-million dollars to social justice.

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