Paying for e-delivery a sticky issue in Maine

Aug 24, 2005 | 10:59 AM | Paul Schaffer

A tug-of-war is developing in Maine over who will pay for the delivery of discarded household electronic devices to the consolidation centers envisioned in a 2004 law

At a hearing in Augusta, one manufacturer argued that the state Department of Environmental Protection must "prohibit consolidators from charging manufacturers for the cost of collecting products from municipalities." That view, probably affecting 40 percent of the potential cost, was expressed to state officials by Ric Erdheim, senior counsel in the United States for Philips Electronics NV of the Netherlands.....





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