HP announces it has recycled more than 1 million pounds of ocean-bound plastic bottles in Haiti; HP commits to including ocean-bound plastic material in all new HP Elite and HP Pro desktop and notebook computers launching in 2020
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HP Inc., a member of NextWave Plastics, announces today the launch of the HP Elite Dragonfly, the world’s first notebook with ocean-bound plastics. The HP Elite Dragonfly is the world’s lightest compact business convertible, weighing less than one kg. Its speaker enclosure component is made with 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic including 5 percent ocean-bound plastics. The company also announces it has upcycled more than one million pounds of ocean-bound plastic bottles as part of its unique operating model for recycling in Haiti.
The HP Elite Dragonfly is one of three HP products made with ocean-bound plastics. Others include the HP EliteDisplay E273d, the world’s first display manufactured with ocean-bound plastics, and the Original HP ink cartridges made with plastic bottles collected in Haiti. To date, HP has sourced over one million pounds – or more than 35 million plastic bottles or more than 450 metric tonnes – of ocean-bound plastics from Haiti for its products. To ensure their ocean-bound plastics efforts continue to scale, HP commits to including ocean-bound plastic material in all new HP Elite and HP Pro desktop and notebook computers launching in 2020.
“Since joining NextWave Plastics last year, HP has been a standout partner, and we are thrilled to see the team continue to lead the way in scaling one of the most effective supply chains that is ‘turning off the tap’ on ocean-bound plastics while improving the local community,” said Dune Ives, executive director of Lonely Whale, the convening entity for NextWave Plastics. “There are currently more than 86 million metric tons of plastic in our ocean, and each year, over eight million metric tons of additional plastic enters the ocean. We are proud that our member companies continue to scale commercially viable and operational ocean-bound plastics supply chains – keeping plastic in the economy and out of the ocean.”
In addition to protecting the oceans and the planet, HP’s ocean-bound plastic programs are also creating new opportunities for economic advancement and education in local communities. In Haiti, HP’s partnership with the First Mile Coalition has helped create more than 1,100 income opportunities for adults in the country and has provided 150 children with quality education, food, and medical assistance.
“Our circular economy strategy is about shifting our production to eliminate waste and enable a system that can sustain our levels of consumption in harmony with nature and our singular planet Earth for generations to come,” said Ellen Jackowski, Global Head of Sustainability Strategy & Innovation, HP Inc. “We’ve been using recycled content in our products for more than fifteen years and we are thrilled to hit yet another milestone in our efforts to protect our planet and our oceans. As a NextWave Plastics partner, we are urgently working to reimagine innovation with sustainability embedded in the core of our products and are proud to introduce the HP Elite Dragonfly, the world’s first notebook with ocean-bound plastic materials.” Over 80 percent of HP ink cartridges and 100 percent of HP LaserJet toner cartridges contain recycled content.
In October 2018, HP joined NextWave Plastics, a consortium of worldwide businesses committed to scaling the use of ocean-bound plastics. NextWave’s nine global member companies are convened by Lonely Whale, an award-winning incubator for courageous ideas that drive impactful market-based change on behalf of our ocean. NextWave member companies are currently on track, in alignment with UN SDG 14.1, to divert a minimum of 25,000 tonnes of plastics, the equivalent to 1.2 billion single-use plastic water bottles, from entering the ocean by the end of the year 2025.
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