Plan for national e-cycling alive and kicking

Oct 20, 2006 | 03:14 PM | Paul Schaffer

The dream of a national program of electronics recycling lives on.

When Jason Linnell was senior manager of environmental affairs at the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), his agenda included an effort to get factionalized computer manufacturers to agree on the basic structure for coordinated take-back of discarded computers and televisions.

The 10-month effort came close, he recalls, but fizzled out.

"Due to the conflict within the industry on the correct approach to financing, EIA will not take a position on financing at this time," the trade group told the Commerce Department at the time (AMM, Nov. 29, 2004).....

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