Pilot program gives regional e-cycling a try

Aug 30, 2005 | 02:03 PM | Paul Schaffer

Selling the substances and components retrieved from electronic scrap can't pay the full costs of widespread recycling-and Washington isn't volunteering to plug the hole.

So state legislators and producers of computers and TVs have to define who the players are in whatever structures are put together to collect the necessary funds.

One of the concepts being bounced around is "third-party organization"-the idea that manufacturers and possibly other stakeholders should band together into state-level or, better yet, regional coalitions that could work with both manufacturers and state regulators.....

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