Hewlett Packard has been recycling consumer products since 1987, making it an early leader in going green. Customers have several options to make sure their old e-waste doesn't end up polluting the planet.
An HP trade-in program offers users the opportunity to capture the fair market value of aging technology and upgrade to new HP technology. Every product category is covered, as are HP and non-HP products.
Companies can earn money for aging qualified computer equipment that is turned in. That in turn will be refurbished and resold, after any data is wiped.
The company now takes back for recycling, at no cost, HP printer cartridges. Many newer units ship with pre-paid return labels, making the process simple. Or, you can print out prepaid labels, for free, from the company's Website. Rechargeable batteries can also be recycled for free at HP's 32,000 partner retail locations (find the one nearest you at the company's site).
HP will also recycle any brand of computer hardware. Getting set up is easy online, and will cost between $13 and $34 per item.
HP also facilitates donations of older equipment to the less fortunate, through the National Cristina Foundation.
Learn more about HP's recycling program.
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