HP unveils recycling trial with Sainsbury's

Hewlett-Packard has joined forces with Sainsbury’s to kickoff a PC recycling scheme in London. The retailer is running a one-off trial in its Nine Elm store in Vauxhall this Saturday offering to take back a host of old products ranging from desktops, laptops, scanners and printers.

Hewlett-Packard has joined forces with Sainsbury’s to kickoff a PC recycling scheme in London.

The retailer is running a one-off trial in its Nine Elm store in Vauxhall this Saturday offering to take back a host of old products ranging from desktops, laptops, scanners and printers.

HP is then taking away the product to be recycled at a specialist plant removing the hassle and potential cost from the user.

A spokeswoman for HP said the vendor had a policy of take back recycling events and had carried some out in the past and if this trial proved successful it would look at extending the initiative to other stores and locations.

In a statement, Sainsbury’s environmental affairs manager, Alison Austin said that it made recycling convenient for customers.

“Instead of having to drive out of their way to recycle, they can drop their old equipment at the Vauxhall store before their weekly shop. This saves time and helps the environment, and we’re expecting to see some real IT relics from the past come to the store," she said.

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