Hewitt Packard has extended its recycling programme in India beyond corporate customers to include consumers and SMBs. Starting from May 15, customers will be able to drop off their HP-branded technology equipment at HP service centres at 17 locations across nine cities in India.
HP will accept, at no additional charge, any HP printer, scanner, fax machine, notebook or desktop PC, monitor, handheld device, or camera and associated external components such as cables, mice and keyboards. After collection, the company will consolidate products and sort them locally for recycling in India. HP’s product take-back and recycling programme are part of its comprehensive end-of-life asset recovery services. By the end of 2007, it had exceeded its goal to recycle 1 billion pounds (450,000 metric tonnes) of electronic products & supplies and now it has set a new goal to recover an additional 1 billion pounds for reuse and recycling by the end of 2010.