Responsible waste management is a key part of reducing our environmental impacts. We work to minimize waste in our operations, following a global policy of “reduce, reuse, and recycle,” and we collaborate to support strong practices throughout our supplier base.
HP generated 18,800 tonnes of nonhazardous waste in 20221, a 35% increase from 2021, due primarily to employees returning on-site, while sites took time to reintegrate zero-waste protocols and workplace measures. During the year, we achieved an 87.7% landfill diversion rate globally. We recovered 600 tonnes of used electronic equipment from HP operations.
We generated 7,820 tonnes of hazardous waste in 2022.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, Original HP Ink Cartridges used by customers and in our offices can be recycled and are considered nonhazardous in many of our major markets.
See detailed information in the Climate Action section of the 2022 HP Sustainable Impact Report at: www.hp.com/go/report.
1 HP directly tracks nonhazardous waste data for the company’s highest energy–consuming sites globally (13,100 tonnes in 2022), which account for 70% of HP’s operational waste. These sites provide a representative sample of the main types of facilities in our portfolio from across the regions where we operate.