In today's world, sustainability is no longer a choice; it’s a necessity. As environmentally conscious consumers, we’re all doing our best to look after the planet, but whether you’re a digital artist, photographer, or you simply need to print the occasional document, having access to high-quality printing is a must.
Unfortunately, printing can have a major impact on the environment, with more than 375 million empty toner and ink cartridges ending up in landfills every single year. It’s a serious problem, but one that HP is looking to take head-on with their responsible product design. They are revolutionising the way we print by offering high-quality but sustainable options, available in major retailers such as Currys, helping you print with peace of mind.
Reuse and recycle
One way Currys is keeping the planet in mind is through its use of recycled and post-consumer plastics in a variety of products. Every single day, a staggering one million post-consumer plastic bottles (or equivalent) are reformulated to create new HP cartridges. Over 85% of Original HP Ink Cartridges contain recycled plastics, giving new life to these otherwise damaging materials. This approach retains the high standards we expect from HP whilst helping to cut down on plastic waste.
HP Instant Ink
HP is committed to creating a more circular economy, too, making it easier than ever to recycle empty and used cartridges thanks to HP Instant Ink. This monthly subscription service (available from Currys) makes sure you’ve always got the cartridges you need by keeping track of how much ink and toner you’re using – and automatically ordering more when you’re getting low. This means you’ll never be frantically dashing out to the shops in search of more cartridges at the last minute.
Even more impressive is the fact that, with each Instant Ink delivery, HP will provide you with a pre-paid envelope so that you can send your used HP cartridges back to the company without any hassle. HP then disassembles or shreds these returned cartridges, combining them with recycled plastics from other sources (like those bottles we mentioned earlier), before manufacturing new cartridges with these reformulated plastics.
It’s a brilliantly simple system, making it easier than ever to properly recycle your plastic waste – and the results speak for themselves. HP’s eco-conscious Instant Ink program boasts a 73% reduction in carbon footprint, 70% reduction in water usage, and 69% decrease in energy usage when compared to traditional ink disposal and purchase.
Importantly, HP isn't sacrificing an inch of quality when it comes to printing, so you can rest assured that you’re getting some of the best and most reliable cartridges on the market. Whether you need vibrant colours, sharp blacks and whites, or crisp, true-to-life images, HP ink, and toner cartridges are the top choice.
This commitment to quality has surprising sustainability benefits, too. Original HP inks, for example, printed 57% more pages on average than non-HP inks when put to the test, meaning you get better value and longer usage out of each cartridge. This cuts down on waste, and means you’re not running out of ink after just a few dozen prints – an issue that’s all too common with other brands. Plus, higher-quality results mean less reprints in the long run, and when it comes to the planet it’s the little things that add up.
Where can I buy HP cartridges?
HP ink cartridges have earned their reputation as top-quality products through years of consistent performance and innovation – and now, with their commitment to using recycled plastics, and the brilliantly innovative Instant Ink program, it’s never been more simple to print responsibly.
For more information (and the best prices on HP ink and toner cartridges) visit Currys.
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