Legislative Summary: In the initial program year, the manufacturers must recycle at least 60% of the total weight of video display devices sold to households during the preceding year. In the second program year and every program year thereafter they must recycle at least 80% of the total weight of these video display devices sold to households during the preceding year. After the first two years, manufacturers who fail to meet those goals will pay an additional recycling fee for every pound they fall short of their goal. The bill also requires that manufacturers of video display devices as well as collectors and recyclers to register with Indiana Department of Environmental Management (Department). The bill also has an e-waste disposal ban. Source: Campaign for Recycling.
Applicable to Businesses: Yes
Covered Devices: TVs, computers, laptops, keyboards, printers, fax machines, DVD players, and video cassette recorders.
The Electronics Takeback Coalition. This site will show you which states have e-waste recycling programs and laws and has links to them all. For real e-waste policy wonks, they also have a great summary of which states collect the most e-waste in pounds per capita.
Plug-In To eCycling with US EPA is a partnership between EPA and consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, and service providers that offers you more opportunities to donate or recycle - to "eCycle" - your used electronics.
National Recycling Coalition. With an easy to navigate hyperlinked map, this page provides links to state recycling resources. Many local communities have special collection/recycling days that are highlighted on their Web sites.
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