By the year 2015, HP plans to make at least 50 percent of HP-branded copy paper in code with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and/or (depending on paper type), contain more than 30 percent post-consumer material. HP is a new FSC member, but has been a participant in the Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN) since 2009. The company promises to continue to be responsible with forest management and paper sourcing. HP will be FSC Chain-of-Custody certified, meaning that the paper will not only contain post-consumer material and be in code, but will come from responsibly-managed forests.
HP has done the following in the global go green project:
- Manufactured more than one billion ink cartridges that contain recycled plastics, this has led to a 33 percent smaller carbon footprint
- Removed environmentally harmful materials such as PVC in plastics and Styrofoam
- Led new developments in ink cartridge recycling–such as more efficient production, re-using more material, and using less energy
- Reduced the use of water by 89 percent because of the recycled parts in ink cartridges
The GTFN is committed to making responsibly-managed forests and trade more mainstream. See more about the GTFN here.