Yes. Although our facilities around the world do not generate large amounts of waste, we employ a global policy of “reduce, reuse, and recycle” that supports our company-wide shift toward a circular economy. We reuse electronic equipment when possible or recycle it responsibly through the same programs we offer customers.
HP generated 32,000 tonnes of nonhazardous waste in 2018, up 8% compared to 2017, due primarily to increased manufacturing. We achieved a 90.9% landfill diversion rate globally, and only use disposal as a last resort.
The main hazardous waste we generate is liquid from ink manufacturing facilities. These manufacturing sites prioritize waste management options with low environmental impacts and only use disposal as a last resort. Although ink manufacturing is a source of hazardous waste, HP ink cartridges used by customers and in our offices can be recycled and are considered nonhazardous in many of our major markets.
We generated 6,910 tonnes of hazardous waste in 2018, a 28% increase compared to the prior year.
To learn more about HP Operations waste generation, see the Operations section of the HP Sustainable Impact Report at www.hp.com/go/report.