In 2010, we recovered 332 million pounds (151,000 tonnes) of hardware and supplies. This included:
- Approximately 3.8 million hardware units weighing 66 million pounds (30,000 tonnes) for reuse and remarketing, roughly 45% of which was returned by business customers.
- Approximately 121,000 tonnes (266 million pounds) for recycling, including 70 million ink and toner cartridges. More than 50% of recycling volume by weight was returned by consumers.
We achieved a total reuse and recycling rate in 2010 of 16% of relevant HP hardware sales worldwide, unchanged from 2009.1 Overall, we have recovered a total of 2.36 billion pounds (1.07 million tonnes) of electronic products (for reuse and recycling) and supplies (for recycling) since 1987.
Product reuse and recycling, 2006–2010 [tonnes]
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See the data dashboard for detailed product reuse and recycling performance information.
- 1 The recovery sales percentage is based on the following methodology:
- • We calculate a ratio of the weights of hardware products returned for recycling against the weights of our product sales from seven years ago.
- • We calculate a ratio of the weights of hardware products returned for reuse against the weights of our product sales from three years ago.
- • The recycling and hardware refurbishment ratios are combined to provide an overall comparison to our product sales.
- Beginning in 2008, we decided not to include recycled consumables in our recovery sales percentage, since our stakeholders are primarily concerned about the rate for hardware. We do not expect that this change will have a significant impact on the results. We have also made changes to our calculation methodology to be more consistent with others in our industry.