People with HP printer cartridges who strive to be environmentally-friendly may be pleased to note that the company is among the greenest manufacturers of such products in the world.

The US-based organisation – which offers a wide range of printer supplies both for personal and professional use – has been ranked third in a list of the most eco-friendly firms operating in the printing industry, The Chosun Ilbo reports.

According to the news source, professionals within the market have revealed that in excess of 1,000 of HP's appliances intended for use in the home have been commended for their green credentials.

The industry has a certification system whereby all products that emit low levels of pollution in to the atmosphere are clearly labelled to ensure that consumers can identify green machines.

This comes after suggested that Canon printers are regarded as the best products by users of social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook.