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Reducing & recycling waste from CD & DVD production

Reducing & recycling waste from CD & DVD production

You can reduce your operating costs by minimising the amount of waste that you produce. When you have done everything you can to reduce the quantity of waste that you produce, investigate whether your waste can be reused or recycled rather than disposing of it to landfill or incinerator.

You must comply with your duty of care for waste. Materials that you are going to recycle are still considered to be waste materials until they are fully recovered.

Your waste responsibilities

Good practice

Speak to your suppliers about providing materials in containers and packaging that can be returned to them for reuse.

Look at your process and see if you can reduce the amount of materials that you use.

Reduce, reuse and recycle your business waste

Waste materials from CD and DVD production that you can recycle include:

  • sprues and other polycarbonate wastes from the injection moulding process
  • unmetallised disks
  • scrap nickel
  • ascrapaluminium
  • plastics
  • cardboard and other packaging materials.

You can find businesses that will recycle your waste by contacting your local council or by searching the waste directory.

Contact your local council

Find your nearest waste site

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