Yes. Although our facilities 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. HP generated 13,900 tonnes of non-hazardous waste in 20211, as well as 500 tonnes of used electronic equipment recovered from HP operations.
We generated 7,060 tonnes of hazardous waste in 2021. 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 non-hazardous in many of our major markets.
See detailed information in the Operations section of the 2021 HP Sustainable Impact Report at: www.hp.com/go/report.
1 Beginning in 2019, HP directly tracks nonhazardous waste data for the company’s highest energy-consuming sites globally (12,900 tonnes in 2021), which accounts for 90% 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.