HP recycled equivalent weight of more than 600 jumbo jet airliners of hardware and HP print cartridges globally
HP recycled more than 164 million pounds (74 million kilograms) of hardware and HP print cartridges globally in its 2006 fiscal year – an increase of 16 percent over the previous year and the equivalent weight of more than 600 jumbo jet airliners. In addition, HP collected more than 2.5 million units of hardware globally – weighing more than 50 million pounds (22.6 million kilograms) – to be refurbished for resale or for donation. To date HP has recycled more than 920 million pounds (417 million kilograms) of hardware and HP print cartridges globally. This puts the company on track to surpass its goal of recycling 1 billion cumulative pounds (455 million kilograms) by the end of this year.
HP is also increasing awareness of environmental responsibility by reaching out to the next generation of electronics recycling stewards with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and Media Company.