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HP Used Eight Million 'Ocean-Bound' Plastic Bottles in Products Last Year

HP has revealed that it has diverted 170 tonnes of plastic from the oceans over the past 12 months, after pledging to recycle "ocean-bound" plastic bottles for use in its range of ink cartridges.

by Sarah George

Earth Needs Our Action Every Day: The Path Ahead

by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer

Last year saw unprecedented natural disasters across the globe – from wildfires in California to record-breaking hurricanes in the U.S. Gulf Coast, eastern seaboard, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. At the same time, scientists warn that the risks posed by climate change are even more dire than predicted and will lead to even bigger impacts on heat and extreme weather.

Turning Haiti’s Mountains of Plastic Garbage Into High-tech Printer Gear

With innovative designs and a recycling solution, HP and its partners help create new revenue streams for a recovering community.

In Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake, piles of plastic bottles littering the island mushroomed into mountains.  

It was an unintended consequence of relief efforts. The country’s already weak trash collection system buckled. Bottled water and other supplies shipped in to help Haitians wound up everywhere — in canals, on beaches and lining the streets.  

Now, those bottles are finding a second life as printer cartridges.

Thread Partners with Timberland, HP to Provide Dignified Jobs, Education to Plastic Collectors In Haiti


For many people across the globe, recycling offers a key entry point to participate in the circular economy - an economy that is restorative and aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times.

HP Partners with Thread International, Timberland to Help Haitian Children, Families

Health, education and job opportunities for families living near Haiti’s Truitier landfill.

By Sarah Murry

Imagine a massive landfill on the edge of a port city.

If you look closer amid the mountains of garbage, you’ll notice that it’s bustling with activity as children scour the dump, sifting through mounds of trash for recyclables to sell. It might be their families’ only source of income in the country, Haiti, the poorest in the Western hemisphere.

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