HP, Timberland — Haiti partnership transforms landfill into new plastic products

A change to your supply chain could not only reduce your negative impact on the planet, but also make for a hugely compelling story that tells consumers about the kind of brand you are. Sceptical? Then read on…

In September 2016, HP and Timberland unveiled a partnership in Haiti as part of a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action. The two companies have partnered with Thread, which works in low-income countries to turn waste into new products. HP and Timberland are purchasing recyclable plastic and polyester to make printer cartridges, shoes and purses. They are also funding health and safety training for workers at a landfill site in Haiti, and providing education and training for local children as part of the project.