Director, Product Stewardship, HP
Ortiz leads the product stewardship organization for HP Inc., a $50B annual business. Ortiz’s organization drives environmental design of computer and printer hardware products, ink and toner supplies, and paper products to minimize the impact of HP products throughout the product lifecycle. Ortiz is currently championing circular economy thinking in the Print and PC business. Recently his team has completed two closed-loop recycled polypropylene projects in over 40% of HP’s inkjet cartridges, equal to approximately 5000 tons of recycled resin annually. With the completion of this latest project, HP now uses recycled plastic in nearly 90% of its ink cartridge products. Several other active projects are underway to incorporate recycled plastic into hardware printer products. Ortiz’s team also focuses on product energy reduction and recently marked a milestone of driving an 88% energy reduction across HP’s consumer printer products over the past 5 years. Ortiz lives in Corvallis, OR and enjoys hiking and biking in the Pacific Northwest.
This session will focus on the different ways in which both purchasers and suppliers are essential participants in enabling expansion of circular economy approaches to recapturing and reusing materials. John Ortiz, HP’s Director of Product Stewardship, will present from the perspective of a leader on circular economy within the very large ecosystem of a global … read more >>