Legislative Summary: SB 6428, passed in 2006, would require extended manufacturer responsibility for producing and financing an e-waste recycling program, including the collection, transportation, and recycling of covered electronic products. The measure also calls for further encouragement of the design of electronic products that are less toxic and recyclable. All costs associated with the developed plan will not be passed onto Washington consumers. Source: Californians Against Waste.
Applicable to Businesses: Yes
Covered Devices: TVs, monitors, laptops and desktop computers.
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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