Staples then ships them to HP, which uses state-of-the-art recycling facilities to process each return through a multi-phase recycling process.
The end result: No returned HP print cartridges are sent to landfills. Instead, the materials are sorted, broken down into raw materials and recycled responsibly. They are then blended with other new and recycled plastic items (such as used clothes hangers or bottles) to create new HP print cartridges. All hardware is recycled responsibly.
The cartridges (with recycled content) are then offered for sale at Staples and other locations—closing the loop. 80 percent of Original HP Ink cartridges and 100 percent of Original HP toner cartridges contain recycled content, with a portion of that coming from Staples customers. Other Authorized HP cartridge recycling partners include Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max and Walmart.
Earlier this year, HP marked the 25th anniversary of the HP Planet Partners program, which over the years has turned recycled plastic into more than 3 billion new HP print cartridges.
“Our collaboration with Staples is a great example of how we can partner for greater benefit to our customers and the environment,” said Joe Pacula, Head of the Americas, HP Supplies business. “We are fully committed to helping customers recycle, plus buy products with recycled content.”
Customers who wish to take part can bring their used IT equipment or HP cartridges to Staples, or find other recycling options at www.hp.com/recycle.