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HP designs products to minimize their impact on the environment by reducing or eliminating hazardous materials, using fewer resources, reducing energy consumption and designing for recyclability. This section describes the actions taken for each product family.

» PCs
» Servers & Workstations


PCs

Reduction of hazardous materials

  • Plastics greater than 25 grams have no halogenated flame retardants
  • No use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) except for cables
  • No use of polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), polybrominated biphenyl ethers (PBDEs) also known as polybrominated biphenyl oxides (PBDOs)
  • No use of ozone depleting substances in product manufacturing

Resource conservation

  • Manuals are printed on elementary chlorine free (EFC) bleached virgin or recycled paper or put on CD-ROM to minimize paper use

Power consumption

  • Many models of PCs are ENERGY STAR® qualified
  • Standby mode saves significant power by turning off the display and other components. The current session is stored in RAM which allows for quick restarts
  • Hibernate mode saves more power than standby mode by saving the current session to disk then shutting down

Design for recycling

  • Marking plastic parts weighing more than 25 grams according to ISO 11469 for easier sorting
  • Eliminating glues and adhesives from product construction where feasible
  • Using common fasteners
  • Including snap-in features
  • Plastic and metal are easily separable for easy dismantling and recycling
  • Metallized plastic casings are not used




Servers & Workstations

Reduction of hazardous materials

  • Plastics greater than 25 grams have no halogenated flame retardants
  • No use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) except for cables
  • No use of polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), polybrominated biphenyl ethers (PBDEs) also known as polybrominated biphenyl oxides (PBDOs)
  • No use of ozone depleting substances in product manufacturing

Resource conservation

  • Many workstations and servers can be upgraded, or its useful life extended by upgrading the following subsystems:
    - Memory
    - Network Connectivity
    - Processors
    - Power supplies
    - Mass storage devices
    - System Board
  • Manuals are printed on elementary chlorine free (EFC) bleached virgin or recycled paper or put on CD-ROM to minimize paper use
  • Server manuals default to electronic unless customer requests hardcopy

Design for recycling

  • Marking plastic parts weighing more than 25 grams according to ISO 11469 international standards for easier sorting
  • Eliminating glues and adhesives from product construction where technically feasible
  • Using common fasteners
  • Including snap-in features
  • Use one type of plastics for front bezel

Related information


» Product use
» Product environmental profiles
» Battery MSDS's
» ENERGY STAR® qualified computers
» Hardware recycling
» Safety & Comfort guide


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