October 29, 2020
UL 2809 Recycled Content Validation has been earned by HP for its DesignJet T200/T600 printer series. A project initiated by HP Spain, this achievement makes HP the first printer manufacturer in the European Union (EU) to earn UL’s Recycled Content Validation using material derived from Information Technology Equipment (ITE-Derived) as the source of recycled plastic. UL validated that the HP DesignJet T200/T600 models to contain a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled content, calculated as a percentage of total plastic weight.* This validation positions HP as a leader in technology products, taking aggressive steps to advance sustainability in their business and promote the use of recycled materials in new products.
In this validation process, plastic is collected from the components of old monitors, printers, PCs or other electronics, taken to a recycling facility where it is cleaned, processed, mixed with additives and formed into recycled plastic pellets for use in new products. In this particular case, HP’s plastics supplier was already validated to UL 2809, streamlining the environmental claims validation process.
By using recycled plastics, HP is diverting a significant volume of e-waste from our landfills and reusing it, also reducing the amount of virgin plastic required. Earning the UL 2809 Recycled Content Validation is just one more step in HP’s commitment to greater sustainability in our products, manufacturing process and company,” said Guayente Sanmartin, General Manager HP Large Format Business.
This project is an example of HP manufacturer working to advance in sustainability. The team at HP found UL’s team in Cabiate, Italy a knowledgeable resource to pursue this environmental claim validation. The UL and HP teams were able to work closely together to complete the audit process and validation amid the challenges of global pandemic.
“We are proud to collaborate with HP to help them achieve the UL 2809 Recycled Content Validation for their DesignJet T200/T600 printers. We hope this important step will pave the way to HP’s future environmental goals and a more sustainable future for all,” said Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager of UL’s Environment and Sustainability division.
The UL Validated Mark provides consumers and procurement professionals alike with credible, scientifically validated proof that products use recycled content. A complete listing of HP printers that have earned this validation as well as other sustainability certifications like UL GREENGUARD is available on www.SPOT.ul.com. Learn more about UL’s recycled content validation at https://www.UL.com/offerings/recycled-content-validation.
*The calculated recycled content excluded polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), labels, cables, connectors, electronic components, optical components, electrostatic discharge (ESD) components and electromagnetic interference (EMI) components. HP DesignJet T200/T600 printer series contain a minimum of 9% recycled content by total product weight.