HP printing supplies returns and recycling program information
Since 1992, HP has offered HP LaserJet supplies return and recycling free of charge. In 2004, HP Planet
Partners for LaserJet Supplies was available in 85% of the world market where HP LaserJet supplies
are sold. Postage-paid and pre-addressed labels are included within the instruction guide in most HP
LaserJet print cartridge boxes. Labels and bulk boxes are also available through the Web site:
Use the label to return empty, original HP LaserJet print cartridges only. Please do not use this label for
non-HP cartridges, refilled or remanufactured cartridges, or warranty returns. Printing supplies or other
objects inadvertently sent to the HP Planet Partners program cannot be returned.
More than 10 million HP LaserJet print cartridges were recycled globally in 2004 through the HP Planet
Partners supplies recycling program. This record number represents 26 million pounds of print cartridge
materials diverted from landfills. Worldwide, in 2004, HP recycled an average of 59% of the print
cartridge by weight consisting primarily of plastic and metals. Plastics and metals are used to make new
products such as HP products, plastic trays and spools. The remaining materials are disposed of in an
environmentally responsible manner.
For a more environmentally responsible return of used print cartridges and supplies, HP encourages
the use of bulk returns. Simply bundle two or more print cartridges together and use the single, prepaid,
pre-addressed UPS label that is supplied in the package. For more information in the U.S., call (1)
(800) (340-2445) or visit the HP Web site at
Non-U.S. customers should visit the
Web site for more information regarding
availability of the HP Supplies Returns and Recycling program.