HP’s Sustainable Ink and Toner Cartridges

One of the greatest challenges facing society today is the task of reducing our impact on the wider natural world. Population and technology booms have drastically increased civilisation’s demand for resources and land area. As many large-scale organisations rethink their operational practices, HP has been stepping up to the plate by taking responsibility for their impact and sustainability goals going into the future.

It starts with sourcing:

HP made the decision in 2016 to purchase ocean-bound plastics from Haiti. In addition to sourcing upward of 770 000 kilograms of plastic for use in the manufacturing of ink and toner units, as well as other products, this initiative has provided quality of life improvements such as employment and educational opportunities for more than a thousand people to date.

HP is also collaborating with several organisations and collectives such as NextWave Plastics, to create a global supply network for ocean-bound plastics.

As it stands, 82% of their ink cartridges contain 45 – 70% recycled plastic, and all of their toner cartridges have somewhere from 5% to 45% recycled material.

Closing the Loop

While ocean-bound plastics are being sourced for manufacturing, HP is also setting up ways of creating a sustainable loop for their products, by recycling as much as they can. To achieve this, the Planet Partners program was launched, where ink and toner cartridges, old equipment and even old signage is collected from organisations who joined the program and recycled. This is carried out for free, in an effort to maximise participation from companies in more than 50 countries around the world.

So far, over 875 million ink and toner cartridges have been recycled as part of this program!

At Cartridge Hyper we have all the HP ink cartridges you might need, as well as products from several leading printer brands, so you can stop by and stock up on ink and toner for a whole office if you need to. We also provide delivery and an easy-to-use online shop.