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Elite Dragonfly, a high-flying featherweight

American IT giant Hewlett-Packard made a splash when it released its new ultra-portable computer weighing less than 1 kilo (exactly 990 grams) christened the “Elite Dragonfly” after the matte blue dragonfly colour selected for its shell.
Elite Dragonfly, a high-flying featherweight
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Elite Dragonfly, a high-flying featherweight

The 1st laptop computer to be partially built using recycled plastics

The computer, which is both robust and lightweight, is partially made from recycled marine plastic waste collected mainly in Haiti.

Fitted with cutting-edge technology, it features a touchscreen that takes up 86% of the computer case, which is a record for a 13-inch computer, and can be folded to 360 degrees into tablet mode with a hinge that hides the keyboard entirely. Ultra-secure thanks to digital recognition and a one-click private mode that makes the screen visible only to the person facing the screen, the computer has a record-breaking battery life of over 24 hours, four Bang & Olufsen speakers, an optional second 43-inch curved screen, an optional infrared microphone, a backlit splash-proof keyboard and a biometric reader.

HP makes commitments to sustainable development

In 2018, HP joined NextWave Plastics, a group of international companies committed to expanding the recycling and re-use of marine plastic waste by developing the first global supply chain network specialised in re-using the material in the production cycle. It strives to develop a circular economy that is low in carbon emissions and virtuous for the environment which involves manufacturing durable, high-quality products made from recycled plastics.

Once collected, the plastics are recycled to produce new equipment and cartridges. This year, HP also launched the very first screen to be made from ocean-bound plastic, the HP Elite Display E273d.

Actively addressing the issue of plastic waste

In its 2018 Sustainable Development Report, HP reasserted its commitment to the planet, people and the community. It undertook to include 30% of marine plastic waste in all its new desktop and laptop computers from 2019, as well as in its printers and consumables by 2025. An innovative initiative!

In 2018, HP used over 21,000 tonnes of recycled plastics in its products, including over 8,000 tonnes for its PCs (+3.5 % compared to 2017), over 5,000 tonnes for its printers (+280 % compared to 2017) and finally over 8,000 tonnes in its printer and toner cartridges.

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