Print cartridge recovery
Customers interested in recycling their genuine HP print cartridges can participate in HP’s Planet
Partner’s Program for inkjet cartridges. HP offers this program in more countries/regions than any
other inkjet cartridge manufacturer in the world. This program is provided as a free service to HP
customers as an environmentally sound solution for these products at end-of-life.
To participate, simply follow the directions provided on HP’s Web site at this address:
. This service is not available in all countries/regions. Customers may be
asked for their name, phone number, and address.
Because HP’s unique recycling processes are very sensitive to material contamination, we cannot
take back and recycle cartridges from other manufacturers. The end products of the recycling
process are used in the manufacture of new products, and HP must ensure the composition of the
material is consistent. To do that, we recycle only HP original cartridges. This program does not
extend to refilled cartridges.
Returned cartridges are separated for purification into raw materials for use in other industries to
manufacture new products. Examples of products made from recycled HP print cartridge materials
include automobile parts, trays used in microchip fabrication processes, copper wire, steel plates,
and the precious materials used in electronics. Depending on the model, HP is able to recycle up
to 65% of the print cartridge by weight. The remaining parts that cannot be recycled (ink, foam, and
composite parts) are disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.