Hewlett-Packard held an “Unlocking Your Energy” event yesterday where the company introduced its EcoSMART and environmental-friendly solutions portfolio in San Francisco. With the goal of reducing energy costs and usage for businesses and consumers in mind, HP said the portfolio will reduce printing costs by as much as 30 percent and help reduce overall energy output by up to 80 percent. The environmental solutions include new HP services, products, research and software.
The event in San Francisco was part of an international tour HP has devised to help users reduce the environmental impact of technology.
During the conference the officials announced the updated HP Envy e-All-in-One printer. The device is PVC-free, includes ink cartridges that are made out of 70% recycled plastic, is Energy Star certified, and uses automatic double-sided printing to help save on paper costs.
The HP EcoSMART software and Managed Print Services can aid businesses and consumers with energy reduction and can also help save on copy paper. The company’s researchers have also come up with a way to track and monitor energy usage per home–through each room and appliance–with what HP says is another way to help reduce energy costs.
HP also announced the HP EcoSolutions Store at the event –a page with a complete list of all of the HP Energy Star certified and EPEAT products available online.
HP also manages a program where consumers can recycle, donate, return, or trade in old or used HP desktops, hardware, printers, ink cartridges, and more. Find more out about the program here.
The HP Deskjet 3050, above, is made of 35% recycled plastic