HP takes steps to reduce carbon footprint

Hewlett-Packard Co. is embarking on a broad environmental initiative that includes new eco-friendly labels on printers, as well as tools and products to help customers reduce their carbon footprint, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The company has set its sights on its printing group in an effort to give customers more choices to limit their environmental impact. Similar programs will come later this year to HP’s computer and server business groups. The environmental effort includes the introduction of an HP Eco Highlights label that will appear first on two LaserJet printers and a new inkjet printer made almost entirely from recycled material. The label will list a product’s environmental attributes, such as its energy savings or Energy Star rating. HP also is starting an Eco Solutions program that it hopes will allow organizations to reduce their environmental impact by 30 percent. The program includes a carbon footprint calculator and a printing assessment that measures an organization’s impact and costs from its printing work…

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