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HP Commits $2mn for Ocean-bound Recycling Chain

One of the most overlooked opportunities for eco-friendly practices in the workplace was in the purchase and disposal of printer ink and toner cartridges, a global market estimated to be around $45 billion

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HP also unveiled 65-inch gaming display with soundbar at CES 2019. Flickr

The desktop and printer major HP Inc on Monday announced a $2 million plan to expand its ocean-bound plastic supply chain.

On the occasion of Earth Day 2019, the company said it would built a new plastic bottle washing line in Haiti, which would allow it convert locally collected waste into recycled material for use in HP products.

In a related survey, the company found employees were more productive, motivated and engaged when working for an employer that believed in social responsibility.

The global survey of 20,000 participant found that 61 per cent believed that sustainability was mandatory for businesses. Nearly 56 per cent felt ignoring environmental impact in the workplace was as bad as ignoring diversity and inclusion.

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“The study proves what HP has suspected for many years — businesses and the workforce are demanding higher levels of sustainability and quality from their suppliers,” said Dave McQuarrie, Global Head of Print Business Management, HP Imaging and Printing.

One of the most overlooked opportunities for eco-friendly practices in the workplace was in the purchase and disposal of printer ink and toner cartridges, a global market estimated to be around $45 billion, said the company.

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“Working with Planet Partners over the last 27 years, the company has enabled customers in over 60 countries to recycle HP ink and toner cartridges for free,” said HP Inc. (IANS)

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“Indians Get More Accustomed to Digital Assistants on PCs Too”, Says HP India

As India starts getting more exposed to global technology, alternate eco-system will start picking up speed, like the AMD Ryzen that has recently been introduced

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Consumers are also pleasantly surprised with the update on Chromebook which will see a surge this year as well. Pixabay

As more and more Indians get accustomed to digital assistants on their smartphones, the trend will pick up in the PC segment too in 2020, a top HP India executive said on Tuesday.

More and more people, especially millennials, are getting intuitive on smartphones and touch and voice assistants have become a natural input mechanism for the consumers.

“They have started using voice mechanism like Alexa and Google not just to draw and interact, but also to browse, and hence this will be one of the key trends of 2020 in the PC segment,” Vickram Bedi, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP India, told IANS.

The new generation is using the computing device a lot more than the previous generation as they are using it to unleash their true potential — their creative side, he said.

“In the recent past, there has been a surge in using devices for creating vlogs, apps, YouTube channel, among others, which will continue to grow,” Bedi added.

HP India garnered 26.4 per cent market share in the traditional PC market in the country, including desktops, notebooks and workstations. Its shipments grew 9.9 per cent from the previous quarter.

According to Bedi, the premium segment is expected to grow in the coming year owing to its high performance, design and mobility.

“There will be a lot more convergence of commercial and consumer devices as consumers are more and more wanting to blend work and play for a ‘One Life’ experience,” he elaborated.

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As more and more Indians get accustomed to digital assistants on their smartphones, the trend will pick up in the PC segment too in 2020, a top HP India executive said on Tuesday. Wikimedia Commons

As India starts getting more exposed to global technology, alternate eco-system will start picking up speed, like the AMD Ryzen that has recently been introduced.

“Consumers are also pleasantly surprised with the update on Chromebook which will see a surge this year as well.

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“Along with that, people are also focusing on form factor; for instance, the two-in-one convertibles as it offers different options for different consumers,” Bedi said. (IANS)

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