A recent tweet from HP announced the company’s latest sustainability initiative. HP has committed to eliminating 75% of single-use plastic packaging by 2025.
That’s an admirable goal from the IT giant, because plastic pollution is a major environmental challenge that needs solving. And product packaging, in general, contributes to the problem.
The stats HP cites are rather sobering. Every year, the world produces 300 million tonnes of plastic – half of which is single-use. Worse, 91% of those 300 million tonnes isn’t recycled at all. Clearly, this is not sustainable.
See the tweet below and give the video HP created around their sustainability commitment a watch. It’s always nice seeing big companies making progress in important areas like their impact on the environment.
Concerned about #packagingwaste? Us too. Today, we made a commitment to eliminate 75% of single-use plastic packaging by 2025. See what this looks like. #HPSIReport19 https://t.co/tMr9Ym5mE1 pic.twitter.com/Z0EzZgfGiq— HP (@HP) June 24, 2020
A 75% reduction in the amount of single-use plastic packaging is a significant – and impressive – goal.
We look forward to seeing how this commitment to sustainability changes the way HP packages and ships its products in the coming years.