Press Release: March 30, 2009

HP Announces Consumer Recycling Program in India

Company offers product recovery services in more than 50 countries and territories worldwide
BANGALORE, India, March 30, 2009

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HP today announced it has extended its recycling program in India to include consumers and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

The milestone adds to HP’s range of global product recovery services, which are now present in more than 50 countries and territories.

Beginning May 15, customers will be able to drop off HP-branded technology equipment at HP service centers in 17 locations across nine cities in India.

HP will accept, at no additional charge, any HP printer, scanner, fax machine, notebook or desktop PC, monitor, handheld device, or camera and associated external components such as cables, mice and keyboards. After collection, HP will consolidate the products and sort for recycling locally in India.

Subsequent phases of the program are planned to increase the number of drop-off points in those cities and include additional cities over the next year.

“With technology products and consumer environmental awareness on the rise, there’s a greater urgency around disposing of equipment in an environmentally responsible manner,” said Jean-Claude Vanderstraeten, environment director, Asia-Pacific and Japan, HP. “We designed our consumer recycling program to make it simple for our customers to do their part for environmental sustainability.”

This expansion to the consumer market completes HP’s recycling service offerings to the different market segments in which HP operates in India. HP has had a product take-back program for corporate customers in India since 2003.

HP’s product take-back and recycling program are part of its comprehensive end-of-life asset recovery services. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of HP’s reuse and recycling program, which now serves customers in more than 50 countries, regions and territories.

HP began remarketing used equipment in 1981 and recycling in 1987. HP exceeded its goal to recycle 1 billion pounds (450,000 metric tons) of electronic products and supplies by the end of 2007. It has now set an aggressive new goal to recover an additional 1 billion pounds for reuse and recycling by the end of 2010.

More information about HP product recycling programs is available at http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/gcreport/productreuse.html

HP and the environment

For decades HP has been an environmental leader, driving company stewardship through its HP Eco Solutions program, which spans product design, reuse and recycling as well as energy and resource efficiency. HP influences industry action by setting high environmental standards in its operations and supply chain, by providing practical solutions to make it easier for customers to reduce their climate impact and through its research on sustainability solutions that support a low-carbon economy. More information is available at www.hp.com/ecosolutions.

About HP

HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.


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