HP recycled more than 164 million pounds of hardware and HP print cartridges globally in its 2006 fiscal year -? an increase of 16 percent over the previous year and, according to HP (via CSRWire), the equivalent weight of more than 600 jumbo jet airliners.
In addition, HP collected more than 2.5 million units of hardware globally -? weighing more than 50 million pounds -? to be refurbished for resale or donated.
To date the company’s programs have recycled more than 920 million pounds of hardware and HP print cartridges globally. This puts the company on track to surpass its goal of recycling 1 billion cumulative pounds by the end of this year.
Recently, Dell announced free recycling of any Dell-branded product for consumers worldwide as part of its global recycling policy. According to Dell, it’s the first and only computer manufacturer to offer such a program.