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. HP generated 32,000 tonnes of nonhazardous waste in 2019, as well as 400 tonnes of used electronic equipment recovered from HP operations. This data is not comparable to the data reported for 2018, since it is based on an updated methodology.1
We achieved a 91.8% landfill diversion rate globally, and only use disposal as a last resort. We reuse electronic equipment when possible or recycle it responsibly through the same programs we offer customers.
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 4,650 tonnes of hazardous waste in 2019.
To learn more about HP Operations waste generation, see the Operations section of the HP Sustainable Impact Report at www.hp.com/go/report.
1 Beginning in 2019, HP directly tracks and reports nonhazardous waste data for the company’s highest energy-consuming sites globally (25 in 2019) that account for at least 70% of total energy consumption across our portfolio and are under HP’s operational control. These sites provide a representative sample of the main types of facilities in our portfolio from across the regions where we operate.