01 Apr '11, 10pm

As E-Waste Law Kicks In, the Ideal Option Varies: Mail-backs and visits to individual retailers to dispose of el...

As E-Waste Law Kicks In, the Ideal Option Varies: Mail-backs and visits to individual retailers to dispose of el...

As a new state law making electronics manufacturers responsible for offering free recycling programs takes effect, many residents of New York City are likely to continue relying on so-called collection events to get rid of their e-waste. Ruth Fremson/The New York Times Workers loading used electronics at a collection event in Manhattan. For harried city dwellers, such events save time that would otherwise be spent visiting individual manufacturers’ Web sites to study their take-back policies. Instead, they can dump computers, monitors, printers, keyboards, mice, cables, TV sets, fax and copying machines, DVD players and other outdated or broken items all at once. ”The reality is that there are likely to be different options available depending on where people live,” noted Kate Sinding, a senior lawyer with the Natural Resources Defense Council. (The New York law went into ...

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