HP to eliminate 75 percent of single-use plastic by 2025


As part of wider business sustainability strategy laid out in its ‘2019 Sustainable Impact Report’, HP Inc has announced its commitment to eliminate three-quarters of all of its single-use plastic packaging by 2025. To accelerate this shift, the company is transitioning from plastic foam packaging cushions to those made with 100 percent recycled, molded pulp for HP’s notebooks, desktops and displays. The company states that it has also reduced plastic foam in its traditional printing operations by 40 percent, eliminating over 95 tonnes of the material just by redesigning the packaging of a printer model. When it comes to 3D printing, HP says up to 100 percent of surplus powder produced in printing operations is reused through the new availability of polypropylene PP.