Hewlett-Packard reveals recycling success
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has revealed that it recycled nearly 113,000 tonnes of hardware and printer cartridges last year, representing an increase of almost 50 per cent compared to 2006.
The computing firm indicated that in Europe, the Middle East and Asia its recycling increased to 77,000 tonnes, nearly double the amount recorded the previous year.
At the same time it increased its global re-use rate, with more than 29,000 tonnes of equipment refurbished for resale or donation, Business Wire reported.
"HP set the most aggressive recovery goal in the IT industry and we're on track to meet it," said Pat Tiernan, vice president of corporate, social and environmental responsibility at the firm.
"This progress demonstrates our success in offering convenient and comprehensive recovery services around the world and is another milestone in HP's longstanding environmental commitment."
Efforts towards promoting sustainability in the IT sector were given a further boost last month with the launch of the world's first "earth-friendly" USB drive by ATP Electronics, with the product featuring environmental housing.
Article Date: 08 February 2008
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