Oral Answers to Questions — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Toner Cartridge Waste. House of Commons debates. Thursday, 7 July 2005

July 7, 2005 12:00 AM
By Paul Rowen MP

Paul Rowen (Rochdale, LDem)

What steps she is taking to ensure that toner cartridge waste is properly disposed of.

Ben Bradshaw (Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Nature Conservation and Fisheries), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Link to this | Hansard source

By law, those responsible for the management of waste, including toner cartridge waste, must take all reasonable steps to ensure safe disposal.

Paul Rowen (Rochdale, LDem)

Is the Minister aware that there is a problem with the disposal of toner? Although it has been declassified, many landfill companies refuse to accept it, so the disposal of waste causes a major problem to the toner re-use industry.

Ben Bradshaw (Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Nature Conservation and Fisheries), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Link to this | Hansard source

Yes, I am aware of the problem. My officials are working closely with both the producers and the waste disposal industry to try to secure solutions to it