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This consultation ended 8 February 2016.

Consultation period:
14 December 2015 to 8 February 2016
Last updated:

Summary of outcome

The outcome of this consultation can be found separately on (external link).

Original consultation

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on proposals to replace the T17 exemption which allows the crushing of waste fluorescent tubes that contain mercury with a bespoke permit.

Consultation description

This consultation is primary aimed at all operators of facilities or equipment which handle or treat  lamps containing mercury and  will be of interest to all businesses across England and Wales.

This consultation is primarily (but not exclusively) aimed at:

  • operators of permitted and exempt waste facilities
  • local authorities
  • waste producers
  • waste brokers and dealers
  • waste carriers
  • professional and membership organisations
  • businesses
  • consultants
  • charitable/ voluntary bodies.

The purpose of the consultation was to seek views on 3 options for the regulation of mobile lamp crushers.