HP boosts Indian take-backsMay 2009
HP, the world’s largest technology company, is extending its recycling programme in India to consumers and small and medium-sized businesses.
From 15 May customers will be able to drop off HP-branded technology equipment at service centres in 17 locations in nine Indian cities.
The company will accept without charge any HP printer, scanner, fax machine, notebook or desktop PC, monitor, hand-held device, or camera and associated external components such as cables, mice and keyboards. After collection, HP will sort the products for recycling locally in India.
During the next 12 months the company aims to increase the number of drop-off points in those cities and include other municipal areas.
The group now offers product recovery services in more than 50 countries and territories.
Jean-Claude Vanderstraeten, HP’s environment director for Asia Pacific and Japan, said: ‘With technology products and consumer environmental awareness on the rise, there’s a greater urgency around disposing of equipment in an environmentally responsible manner.’