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It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s guidance on the handling of toner and other cartridges. The Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) show that the products are not hazardous waste, although care should still be taken not to inhale or ingest significant quantities as the ingredients they contain are often classed as irritants. Virtually all products we use in our day to day life have some hazardous properties associated with them and it is important to evaluate and ensure all products, including cartridges are treated with due care and attention. After changing a cartridge, it is recommended that you wash your hands. When sealing a collection bag within the Close the Loop collection box, it is recommended that the neck of the bag is gently twisted, facing away from the body and tied using the cable ties supplied.
Tying off and lifting it out of the collection box should not result in the exposure to toner and the risks should be no greater than disposing of print consumables in a bin for disposal. Please ensure the weight of the bag does not exceed 16kgs.