HP has revealed a list of its recycling partners in order to be more transparent in the industry.
At the same time, the company has highlighted the high standards it sets for those vendors.
So says Annukka Dickens (pictured), HP Director of Human Rights and Supply Chain Responsibility.
According to environmental non-profit Basel Action Network (BAN), the process of recycling e-waste consists of a complex, multi-step supply chain that usually ends up involving developing countries. A lack of oversight often exerts a devastating impact on those countries that end up recycling the e-waste which is often dumped there.
Annukka Dickens added, “We challenge other companies in and outside of the high-tech industry to follow our lead and disclose recycler vendor standards and performance, as well as the list of recycling vendors they employ globally.”
As reported by sustainablebrands.com, HP has recycled more than 1.5 million kilograms (3.3 billion pounds) of computer and printing hardware, as well as 682 million ink and toner cartridges since 1987.
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