HP Inc. Challenges Tech Industry to Come Clean About Electronics Recycling

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HP Inc. Challenges Tech Industry to Come Clean About Electronics Recycling

Image Credit: Basel Action Network

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:30am

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According to environmental non-profit Basel Action Network (BAN), electronics recycling may not be quite as straightforward as consumers believe. While some electronics are safely dismantled and have their components scrapped or re-used, the recycling process consists of a complex, multi-step supply chain that ends in the developing world, where e-waste is often exported for treatment and oversight is minimal.

BAN indicates that unsafe environmental and labor conditions are common and have a devastating impact on the countries receiving electronics recyclables. Increased transparency, however, could offer a potential solution — and HP Inc. is ready to rise to the challenge.

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Keywords: Environment | Business Ethics | HP Inc | Innovation & Technology | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Responsible Production & Consumption | sustainable brands

CAMPAIGN: HP, Inc. | Integrity

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