01 Apr '11, 10pm

Hey New York: did you know electronics manufacturers have to recycle your old TVs and computers? For free? #ewaste

New York’s cutting edge electronics recycling program goes into effect today, finally giving New Yorkers a responsible way to get rid of their old, unwanted appliances: returning them to manufacturers for safe recycling. As I have previously blogged , New York’s law is widely considered to be among the most progressive in the nation – covering a wide range of products (like TVs, computers, printers, DVD players and gaming consoles), outlining strong collection requirements for manufacturers and requiring them to provide convenient collection opportunities to all New Yorkers, whether residential consumers or businesses. By making manufacturers responsible for the costs of taking back and managing their products when consumers are done with them, the new law advances two important objectives. First, it shifts the costs of managing these waste products off of cash-strapped mu...

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