Project rewrites draft legislation for states' electronics recycling

Sep 07, 2005 | 01:32 PM | Paul Schaffer

A joint project to create model state legislation for electronics recycling has rewritten its draft bill, generally to simplify putting it into effect.

Prodded by manufacturers, the range of products covered has been narrowed to "computers, computer monitors, portable computers, desktop printers, CRT (cathode ray tube)-based televisions and non-CRT-based televisions."

No longer in the draft bill are video playback devices, modems or stand-alone central processing units for computers. The drafters rejected a suggestion from an electronics recycler that the list be widened to include cell phones, pagers and portable digital assistants.

The project is a joint effort by the Council of State Governments' eastern regional office in New York and the Northeast Recycling Council, Brattleboro, Vt. (AMM, July 19).....

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