Following a successful pilot run in Australia, HP has extended its recycling programme for HP Indigo ink canisters into New Zealand.Available nationwide, and implemented in partnership with its local reseller AM International, the programme will, according to HP, allow its customers to dispose of their ink canisters in a responsible way.
Shane Lucas, director graphic arts imaging & printing south pacific HP, believes the programme will benefit customers. He says, “HP has had a longstanding commitment towards being environmentally responsible, and with the HP Indigo Recycling Program, we are extending our commitment and helping our customers reduce their environmental impact. Through this programme, HP is making it easier for HP Indigo customers to be environmentally responsible while enabling them to reduce costs and deliver results.”
Following its implementation of the programme here and in Australia, HP will look to roll out the initiative globally. The introduction of the programme places New Zealand in line with HP’s stated commitment to recover (reuse and recycle) 908,000 tonnes of electronic products and supplies globally by the end of 2010. The company says this programme builds on the momentum of the HP Planet Partners ink and toner recycling programme, which enables recycling of original HP supplies and any brand of computer hardware and rechargeable batteries. Returned products undergo processing to recover valuable plastics and metals for new products, diverting hundreds of thousands of tons of waste from landfills.
How it will operate: AM International will arrange collection of used ink canisters from HP Indigo customers. The used canisters will be transported directly to an ISO 14001 recycling facility at zero cost for the customers.
Troy Wood, HP Indigo sales executive, AM International, sees good for both customers and the larger community. He says, “AM International is proud to actively contribute to environmental conservation efforts through this collaboration with HP. Through this programme, our customers can now conveniently dispose of their ink canisters in a responsible way.”
HP claims a long history of providing products, services and solutions to help customers reduce their impact on the environment. The company says its approach to environmental management of its products is considered in every facet of the product life-cycle, starting from design to manufacturing to recycling. It offers other product end-of-life management services including donations, trade-ins, asset recovery and leasing.
HP customers wanting to take part in the programme should contact email@example.com or 0800 267 877 for further details or for a pick up form.