27 Jun '11, 5pm

E-Waste Bill Reappears in the US House with Rare Earth Provision: "This is the most important step our federal g...

Two US Representatives reintroduced legislation last week to stop sham U.S. "recyclers" from dumping electronic waste on developing countries. Similar legislation was introduced in the House in September of 2010 , but it was too late in the Congressional session for the bill to advance. This time, the bill has added a provision for research into recycling and recovery of rare earth metals, which are valuable for the production of clean energy technologies. Rare earths have been a hot topic in policy debates over the last year, because China has a monopoly on production and is cutting back on exports to meet domestic demand. Gene Green (D-TX) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) also said the bill promotes the creation of environmental jobs in the US. The bill is supported by environmental groups as well as electronic manufacturers (Dell, HP, Samsung, Apple, and Best Buy), all of which...

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