Environmental product stewardship program

Regulatory information

Environmental product stewardship program

Protecting the environment

Hewlett-Packard Company is committed to providing quality products in an environmentally sound manner. This product has been designed with several attributes to minimize impacts on our environment.

Ozone production

This product generates no appreciable ozone gas (O3).

Power consumption

Power usage drops significantly while in PowerSave mode, which saves natural resources and saves money without affecting the high performance of this product. This product qualifies for ENERGY STAR® (Version 3.0), which is a voluntary program to encourage the development of energy-efficient office products.

HP 3550 3700 energy logo Environmental product stewardship program

ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. registered mark. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Hewlett-Packard Company has determined that this product meets ENERGY STAR Guidelines for energy efficiency. For more information, see http://www.energystar.gov/.

Toner consumption

Draft mode uses significantly less toner, which might extend the life of the print cartridge.

Paper use

This product’s optional, automatic, 2-sided printing feature (duplex printing) can reduce paper usage and the resulting demands on natural resources. See 2-sided (duplex) printing for more information.


The HP Color LaserJet 3550, 3550n, 3700, and 3700n printers support the manual duplex feature (for two-sided printing, see Manual 2-sided printing).


Plastic parts over 25 grams are marked according to international standards that enhance the ability to identify plastics for recycling purposes at the end of the product’s life.

HP LaserJet printing supplies

In many countries/regions, this product’s printing supplies (for example, print cartridges) can be returned to HP through the HP Printing Supplies Returns and Recycling Program. An easy-to-use and free take back program is available in more than 30 countries/regions. Multi-lingual program information and instructions are included in every new HP LaserJet print cartridge and supplies package.

HP printing supplies returns and recycling program information

Since 1992, HP has offered HP LaserJet supplies return and recycling free of charge in 86% of the world market where HP LaserJet supplies are sold. Postage-paid and pre-addressed labels are included within the instruction guide in most HP LaserJet print cartridge boxes. Labels and bulk boxes are also available through the website: http://www.hp.com/recycle.

More than 10 million HP LaserJet print cartridges were recycled globally in 2002 through the HP Planet Partners supplies recycling program. This record number represents 26 million pounds of print cartridge materials diverted from landfills. Worldwide, HP recycled an average of 80% of the print cartridge by weight consisting primarily of plastic and metals. Plastics and metals are used to make new products such as HP products, plastic trays and spools. The remaining materials are disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.

  • U.S. returns. For a more environmentally responsible return of used cartridges and supplies, HP encourages the use of bulk returns. Simply bundle two or more cartridges together and use the single, pre-paid, and pre-addressed UPS label that is supplied in the package. For more information in the U.S., call 800-340-2445 or visit the HP website at http://www.hp.com/recycle.

  • Non-U.S. returns. Non-U.S. customers should visit the http://www.hp.com/recycle website for further information regarding availability of the HP Supplies Returns and Recycling Program.


This product is capable of using recycled papers when the paper meets the guidelines outlined in the HP LaserJet Printer Family Print Media Specification Guide. This product is suitable for the use of recycled paper according to EN12281:2002.

Material restrictions

This HP product does not contain batteries.

This HP product does not contain added mercury.

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for supplies containing chemical substances (for example, toner) can be obtained by contacting the HP website at http://www.hp.com/go/msds.

Extended warranty

HP SupportPack provides coverage for the HP hardware product and all HP supplied internal components. The hardware maintenance covers a three-year period from date of the HP product purchase. The customer must purchase HP SupportPack within 90 days of the HP product purchase. For more information, contact the HP Customer Care Service and HP Customer Support group. See Hewlett-Packard limited warranty statement.

For more information

To obtain information about these environmental topics:

  • Product environmental profile sheet for this and many related HP products

  • HP’s commitment to the environment

  • HP’s environmental management system

  • HP’s end-of-life product return and recycling program

  • Material Safety Data Sheets

Visit http://www.hp.com/go/environment or http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/environment/productinfo/safety.

HP 3550 3700 Environmental product stewardship program