HP does not sell or recommend the use of refilled or remanufactured or new-built third party ink and toner print cartridges in HP printers. HP cartridges are not Nordic Swan certified, as it is specifically aimed at remanufactured and refilled toner cartridges. Blue Angel counts with two types of certifications: one for the entire printing system, where HP printers maintain their Blue Angel certification only when using original HP toner cartridges, and another certification exclusively for remanufactured toner cartridges.

Although manufacturers of original supplies cannot obtain these eco-labels aimed for remanufactured and refilled toner cartridges, HP toner cartridges for Blue Angel certified HP printers meet the absolute majority of the embedded criteria of these eco-labeling systems.

Consumers can request a detailed overview on their HP print cartridges’ performance against all relevant criteria of the Blue Angel eco label for remanufactured cartridges for each Original HP print cartridge for Blue Angel certified HP printers (Ecolabel Cartridge Conformity Sheets, ECCSs) at sustainability@hp.com.

The HP Planet Partners Program for recycling collects HP print cartridges for recycling. No cartridges returned through this program end up in landfill. Also, HP supports the Eco Declaration, launched in 1996, which in 2006 became an International ECMA-370 standard. In 2006, HP led the project to broaden the scope to include print supplies. Selected criteria found in the following eco-labels for remanufactured toner cartridges have been included in the Eco Declaration for print supplies:

  • German Blue Angel
  • Nordic Swan
  • Japanese Eco Mark
  • Taiwan Green Label
  • Korean eco-label

Additional criteria not covered by the above-listed eco-labels have also been included, particularly related to the avoidance of certain chemical substances. The supplies IT ECO Declaration has also been designed for use with ink cartridges.

Ink cartridge recycled content statement


Toner cartridge recycled content statement


For HP Imaging Equipment which carries the Blue Angel eco-label, the chemical emissions requirement is only met if original HP printer cartridges are used. For HP Blue Angel eco-labeled products, see www.hp.com/go/sustainability_ecolabels.

To view relevant IT ECO Declarations, see http://www.hp.com/go/ted.