Zero Waste Europe supports Lexmark’s initiative to preserve the energy and resources embedded in laser cartridges through reuse and recycling.
Producer responsibility schemes cover only 32.5% of municipal solid waste, so there is room to enlarge the scope and set concrete reuse and recycling targets for this waste stream.
We call on the European Commission to consider applying extended producer responsibility legislation to printer cartridges in order to close the material loop in this sector.
Joan Marc Simon is director at Zero Waste Europe
Viewpoint: Zero Waste Europe