NextWave Plastics member HP announced the HP Elite Dragonfly, the world's first notebook made from ocean plastics. The HP Elite Dragonfly is the world's lightest compact professional convertible weighing less than 1 kg. The enclosure that protects the sound system is designed with 50 percent recycled plastic, including 5 percent ocean plastic. HP also found that in Haiti it processed more than 450 tons of bottles from the ocean as part of its recycling strategy.
HP Elite Dragonfly is one of three HP products designed with ocean plastics. The other two are the HP EliteDisplay E273d, the world's first monitor made from ocean plastics, and the original HP ink cartridges designed with plastic bottles collected in Haiti. To date, HP has recycled more than 35 million plastic bottles or over 450,000 tons of ocean plastics in Haiti for use in its products. To ensure these efforts continue to bear fruit, HP is committed to including ocean plastics in all new HP Elite and HP Pro desktops and laptops introduced in 2020.
“Since joining NextWave Plastics last year, HP has been a dedicated partner, and we are thrilled to see how our team leads and grows one of the most efficient supply chains in the world, able to make a real difference in the issue of ocean plastics and improving the conditions of the local community, ”said Dune Ives, CEO of Lonely Whale, the organization that organizes the NextWave Plastics initiative.
“There are currently over 86 million tons of plastic in our oceans. Every year, more than eight million additional tons are deposited at sea. We are proud of the way companies that partner with this initiative continue to work with commercially and operationally viable supply chairs – keeping plastic in the economy and out of the oceans. ”
In addition to protecting the oceans and the planet, HP's ocean plastic utilization programs also have the ability to create new opportunities for economic and educational development in local communities. In Haiti, HP's partnership with First Mile Coalition helped create more than 1,100 adult opportunities in the country and provided education, food and health care for 150 children.
“Our strategy for the circular economy is going through profound changes in production to eliminate waste and enable a system to sustain the levels of consumption we have, in harmony with nature and our planet, to ensure true sustainability for the coming years. generations, ”said Ellen Jackowski, Director of Sustainability Strategy & Innovation, HP Inc.
“For over 15 years we have been using recycled materials in our products and we are delighted to have reached another important milestone to protect our planet and our oceans. As NextWave Plastics partners, we urgently work to innovate with a sustainability strategy embedded in the core of our products, and proudly present the HP Elite Dragonfly, the first notebook with ocean plastic materials. ”More than 80 percent of the ink cartridges at HP and 100 percent HP LaserJet toner contain recycled material.
In October 2018, HP joined NextWave Plastics, a worldwide consortium of companies committed to the mass use of ocean plastics. NextWave's nine international companies are driven by Lonely Whale, an award-winning incubator of bold ideas to drive profound changes in our relationship with the oceans.
NextWave companies are properly aligned with the United Nations SDG 14.1 directive, which aims to prevent the maximum of 25,000 tonnes of plastic deposited in the ocean by the end of 2025, the equivalent of 1.2 billion plastic water bottles. .