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re: Toner Material



There is a local company that processes waste toner to extract the copper, 
they then resell the copper.  Apparently toner is high in copper content 
and it is reasonably inexpensive to process.  You may want to check with 
local copper processors or other related companies and see if there is any 
interest.

I suspect a haul from Nova Scotia would be cost prohibitive, but depending 
on the volumes, the company near me may be interested.  They are Peninsula 
Copper Industries and are located in Hubbel, Michigan.  If there is 
interest, I can get contact information.

Jim Baker
Michigan Technological University

At 10:51 AM 4/14/2000 -0400, Dave Foulkes wrote:
>Can anyone help me with this request or offer them advice related to toner 
>material from printer cartridges?  Respond to me or directly to Peggy 
>Crawford Kellock at kpcrawfo@is.dal.ca
>
>Thanks,
>
>
>
>David A. Foulkes, Environmental Specialist
>State of Ohio EPA
>Office of Pollution Prevention
>P.O. Box 1049
>Columbus, OH  43216-1049
>(614) 644-3118
>email:  dave.foulkes@epa.state.oh.us
>World Wide Web:  http://www.epa.state.oh.us/opp
>
>
> >>> jbonnell <jbonnell@is2.dal.ca> 04/03/00 11:29AM >>>
>Hi, this is Jon Bonnell from the Eco-Efficiency Centre in Dartmouth, Nova
>Scotia, Canada.  I am writing to inquire about used toner material from
>printer cartridges and if there is any use for it, or any way to recycle it.
>We have been in contact with a company which refills toner cartridges and
>generates a considerable amount of waste toner.  This toner is a mix of 50 to
>60 different types from various brands of cartridges.
>     If you have any information or advice, please reply at your earliest
>convenience. Please direct any reply to:
>
>Peggy Crawford Kellock
>Email: kpcrawfo@is.dal.ca
>
>     Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you in the near
>future.
>
>Jon Bonnell
>Mech. Engineering
>Co-op Student
>
>