Allan Gerlat, News Editor

May 12, 2014

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HP Increases Recycled Content in Ink Cartridges by 50 Percent in 2013

Hewlett-Packard Development Co. L.P. (HP) said it has increased the number of HP ink cartridges made with recycled content by 50 percent in the past year.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP said in a news release that more than 75 percent of its ink cartridges and 24 percent of its Laserjet toner cartridges are now made with closed-loop recycled plastic.

HP uses recycled plastic from returned HP cartridges as well as plastic from other sources, including recycled plastic bottles and plastic apparel hangers, to produce new ink cartridges.

The electronic products maker said it has kept 566 million returned ink cartridges out of landfills since 1991.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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