Reuse & recycling at HP
In 2012, HP achieved a milestone of recycling 2.5 billion pounds of electronic products and supplies since 1987—equivalent to the weight of 45 Statue of Liberty monuments.1
HP aims to provide take-back programs with broad geographical coverage and ensure an environmentally responsible option for processing HP products at the end of their life. We verify the quality of our global recycling network through third-party vendor audits, and we increasingly rely on third-party recycling certifications when available. We continue to evaluate expansion of our product take-back programs into additional countries, but this depends in part on the availability of local recyclers that meet our standards or export regulations that allow for legal transport of materials to recycling facilities in other countries. Additionally, we are striving to capture a larger quantity of e-waste through partnerships with major retailers in some locations.
After a customer returns his or her hardware product, our priority is to determine the best recovery solution for it. When equipment has resale value, we prefer to refurbish and resell it, the option with the lowest environmental impact. When reuse is not viable, we extract as much value as possible by breaking it down and recycling the constituent materials.
Specialist third-party companies provide reuse and recycling programs on our behalf. HP requires that our recyclers process all material according to best practice and in full compliance with relevant regulations. In particular, HP monitors product take-back programs to ensure there is no “leakage” of material to facilities or organizations outside of our approved vendor network. We undertake due-diligence audits of our recycling vendors to ensure compliance with our Supplies recycling standard, Hardware recycling standard, Hardware reuse standard, Policy on export of electronic waste to developing countries, and Supplier code of conduct. HP also requires certification to third-party recycling standards (R2 and e-Stewards) in the many countries where they are available.
Customers return used HP ink and LaserJet toner cartridges to authorized retail locations and other collection sites for recycling through the HP Planet Partners program. Through our “closed loop” recycling process, Original HP ink and LaserJet toner cartridges are reduced to raw materials that can then be used to make new cartridges as well as other metal and plastic products. Over the past two years, HP has shipped 600 million inkjet cartridges containing some recycled plastic from this.
Clean Planet Program: Cost-free Recycling
The Clean Planet Program is Konica Minolta’s way of recognizing its responsibility towards the environment. From comprehensive environmental management systems to the energy and resources our products use, it ensures everything we do has an awareness for the well-being of the planet.
KIP is committed to product designs that promote environmental health & sustainability. Our goal is to consistently improve and refine the technologies in / KIP products that keep our planet green.
The greatest environmental impact of KIP products is through the actual operation of our products and solutions. Our goal is to improve the customer experience by integrating environmental considerations into our business strategy – resulting in superior products.
Customers increasingly value environmental aspects of products, such as energy efficiency, emissions reduction and the ability to recycle exhausted supply containers. We differentiate our products by integrating such features to deliver a low total cost of ownership and an improved user experience.
Engineered for Sustainability
In packaging, we strive to minimize the overall use of materials, utilize recycled and recyclable materials when possible and reduce packaging size and weight to minimize transportation fuel impact.
KIP factories operate in full compliance with the strict code of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Standard, which provides the requirements for organizations wishing to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner.
- Energy Star Qualified
- ROHS Compliancy
- ISO 14001 Standards
- UL/UL-C Approved
Environmental Responsibility Overview
Meeting the ever-changing needs of business requires innovative technology. At OKI this goes hand-in-hand with environmental awareness. The company approaches its environmental policy in three ways:
- Creating eco-friendly products
- Contributing to environmental conservation in business activities, such as resource conservation
- Contributing to activities within the local community
A holistic approach to green issues is taken when new products are developed. The environmental considerations are automatically integrated into the design, engineering and post-sales care of the product and its consumables.
Among the eco-friendly features that can be found in many OKI products:
Benefit to the Environment
|LED Technology||Long printhead life with high energy efficiency|
|ENERGY STAR® Compliance||Superior energy efficiency|
|Duplex (2-sided) Printing||Savings in energy and resources|
|Automatic Eco Mode||Lower power consumption; saves energy|
|Deep-Sleep Mode||Automatically reduces power to ≥1W|
|Toner Save Mode||Reduced consumables use and waste|
|Individual Toner Cartridges||Less disposable material|
|1-Piece Image Drum||Reduced use of disposable material|
|Accountability Software||Reduction in unnecessary printing|
The combination of hardware, software and services that are intelligently adapted to meet customers’ unique needs has been developed using the principles of sustainability. With a commitment to reduce the consumption of natural resources worldwide, we track greenhouse gas emissions as well as usage of natural gas, fuel oil, diesel, gasoline and electricity.
Design teams are focused on the impact of packaging on the environment—how much is delivered to a customer, as well as how packaging designs affect transportation efficiencies along the way. New products that improve energy efficiency have been developed yielding a 20 percent reduction in the Energy Star Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) test on printers and a 37 percent reduction on the MFPs over the previous generation products. Even more impressive is the more than 50 percent reduction of power consumed in sleep mode for the newly released C740/X740 series.
“Print Anywhere” is now a reality with Lexmark’s cloud implementation of Print Release—an innovative software solution that eliminates unclaimed print jobs. Users send a print job from their workstations or mobile device to be stored and printed at a later time on select Lexmark MFPs and stand-alone devices—helping reduce carbon footprint.
Lexmark and the Environment
Lexmark strives to be an environmentally responsible provider of products and services. From the way we design with the environment in mind, to how we engineer our packaging to reduce materials, all the way to the collection programs we provide and our environmentally progressive approaches to recycling.