Yes. Our environmental packaging strategy focuses on elimination, innovation, and circulation, to enhance customer experience while driving progress toward the circular economy.
We are making progress toward our goal to produce 100% of paper-based product packaging from certified and recycled sources by 2020.
We offer packaging take-back services, and regularly update our Recycle your HP packaging guide to help consumers avoid landfill.
To reduce our use of plastic, foam, and hard-to-recycle materials, we implemented molded fiber cushions on about 500,000 Omen Notebooks and more than 600,000 desktop personal systems during 2018, and plan to extend this approach to the majority of our commercial desktops and notebooks. This eliminates most of the plastic foam from the package, and during the year avoided 115 tonnes of plastic while increasing recycled fiber use by nearly 240 tonnes.
By using ultra lightweight Semi-Chem paper for cartons, we saved more than 1,200 tonnes of corrugated notebook and desktop packaging in 2018. We also focus on documentation included in the box. During the year, we eliminated up to 65% of printed documents in HP Chromebooks by removing and streamlining regulatory guides and warranty cards where not legally required.
We work to balance environmental impact with product protection, legal compliance, customer expectations, and cost. We follow six principles which are underpinned by HP’s General Specification for the Environment and our Environmentally Preferable Paper Policy.
- Ensure that substances of concern are not used in HP packaging
- Reduce packaging material use in each new product
- Design packaging for reuse, where feasible
- Increase the use of recycled content
- Replace hard-to-recycle materials
- Ensure the use of sustainably sourced materials
To learn more about the HP General Specification for the Environment program, see http://www.hp.com/go/sustainability_gse.
More information is available in our HP Sustainable Impact Report at www.hp.com/go/report.