While it is the producer’s/holder's obligation to classify waste, HP's analysis for the purposes of our Planet Partners Program for cartridge take-back and recycling is that all HP original toner cartridges and Samsung original toner cartridges, used as intended by HP, can be classified under EWC code 16 02 16 (non-hazardous components from electrical and electronic equipment), and all HP original inkjet cartridges, used as intended by HP, except those on the non-return list posted at www.hp.com/go/recycle, can also be classified under EWC code 16 02 16 (non-hazardous components from electrical and electronic equipment).


HP’s analysis for the few HP original inkjet cartridges on the non-return list posted at www.hp.com/go/recycle, that have been used as intended by HP, is that they can be classified under EWC code 16 02 15 (hazardous components from electrical and electronic equipment).


The relevant law setting out the EWC codes is Commission Decision 2000/532/EC replacing Decision 94/3/EC establishing a list of wastes pursuant to Article 1(a) of Council Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Council Decision 94/904/EC establishing a list of hazardous waste pursuant to Article 1(4) of Council Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste.