24 Jun '11, 3pm

E-Waste Export Bill Aims to End E-Waste Dumping, Boost Green Jobs: The Responsible Electronics Recycling Act, in...

E-Waste Export Bill Aims to End E-Waste Dumping, Boost Green Jobs: The Responsible Electronics Recycling Act, in...

The US is a major contributor to the e-waste that ends up in dumps where there are few or no regulations on the recycling process, allowing for methods of breaking down the devices that are toxic to the people working in the dumps and living nearby, as well as the local environment. While 25 states have e-waste legislation in place requiring companies to provide electronics recycling drop-off locations or pick-up services, they don't -- and can't -- ban exports. That's why this new legislation could make a big difference globally. The bill will create a new category of "restricted electronic waste" -- waste that is not allowed to be exported but must be properly recycled within the US. Equipment that is still fully functional can be exported and resold in other markets, but anything that is no longer functional would not be allowed to be exported under this new legislation...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/e-waste-export-bi...

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