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HP Converts Plastic Trash Into Ink Cartridges In Haiti

By Brian Spaen

Hundreds of children in Haiti collect recycled goods from the Truitier landfill. It’s an activity that’s dangerous for them and their families. HP and other corporations are helping out by taking that plastic themselves and turning it into ink cartridges, while giving these kids an education.

The famous printing company, along with Thread, teamed up back in September 2016 with a commitment to fight poverty and create sustainable recycling opportunities in Haiti. One of their major goals was to get kids out of dumps and into school. So far, they’ve offered more than 200 scholarships and given children full health exams. 

Not limited to just the kids, they’ve also extended job training and more work opportunities for adults. This includes helping the company gather and sort plastics that are found in landfills across the country. Safety training and other precautions are given priority in their gathering efforts. It's also worth noting that collecting plastic helps prevent the trash from getting into our waters and increasing worldwide pollution issues.