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Materials goals

2011 As technologically feasible alternatives become readily available that will not compromise product performance or quality, and that will not adversely impact health or the environment, we will complete the phase out of BFR and PVC in newly introduced personal computing products in 2011.1

Progress: HP achieved 67% of its goal to phase out BFR and PVC in newly introduced personal computing products in 2011; 100% of all new notebook products have achieved this BFR- and PVC-free goal. HP will complete its goal to phase out BFR and PVC where technically feasible in those few remaining new PC products as market demand and customer expectations permit.
  Use a total of 100 million pounds (45,000 tonnes), cumulatively from 2007, of recycled plastic in HP printing products.

Progress: Achieved as of July 2011.
  Apply the European Union (EU) Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) 2 substance and exemption requirements voluntarily outside the EU (and European Free Trade Association) on a worldwide basis within six months of each of the EU's various legal compliance dates for virtually all HP-branded products in the scope of EU RoHS 2, except where it is widely recognized that there is no technically feasible alternative (as indicated by an exemption under the EU RoHS Directive).

Progress: Achieved for 2011.
2012 Complete the phase-out of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) in newly introduced personal computing products by the end of 2012.
  1. 1 Meeting the evolving definition of "BFR/PVC-free" as set forth in the "iNEMI Position Statement on the Definition of 'Low-Halogen' Electronics (BFR/CFR/PVC-Free)." Plastic parts contain < 1,000 ppm (0.1%) of bromine [if the Br source is from BFRs] and < 1,000 ppm (0.1%) of chlorine [if the Cl source is from CFRs or PVC or PVC copolymers]. All printed circuit board (PCB) and substrate laminates contain bromine/chlorine total < 1,500 ppm (0.15%) with a maximum chlorine of 900 ppm (0.09%) and maximum bromine being 900 ppm (0.09%). Power supply and power cords are not BFR/PVC free. Service parts after purchase may not be BFR/PVC free. WWAN is not BFR/PVC free.