17 Jun '11, 2pm

Illinois passes lofty e-cycling bill - looks to recycle 60M lbs of e-waste by 2013

Illinois passes lofty e-cycling bill - looks to recycle 60M lbs of e-waste by 2013

Find your local recycling solution for electronics Illinois is poised to have one of the highest electronic waste recycling goals in the country thanks to recently passed legislation that ratchets up the state’s current law. The bill , now on its way to Governor Pat Quinn’s desk, boosts Illinois’s state-wide e-cycling goal to 60 million pounds by 2013, or about 5.2 pounds per person, more than double the 2011 goal established by the original program. The new measure also covers 17 types of electronic devices (up from four), and demands that manufacturers recycle a greater volume of products, as much as 50 percent by weight of their products sold in state by 2013. If the program succeeds, it represents a huge turnaround for electronics recycling in Illinois, which scores among the lowest performing states with e-cycling laws, according to the Campaign for Recycling . Illino...

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greenrealestatelaw.com 16 Jun '11, 1pm

Steve – Great observations. Overall, I think that Mr. Liu misses the mark. The USGBC is not a regulatory or even quasi-reg...