US might gain e-cycling system edge as UK rules head for redraft

Dec 09, 2005 | 12:01 PM | Paul Schaffer

The United Kingdom's lead over the United States in developing an electronics recycling system might be eroding, according to published reports.

Based on a European Union edict, the U.K. goal has been to have a "producer responsibility" system-requiring electronics manufacturers to pay for recycling-in place by next June.

On this side of the Atlantic, Maine has enacted a similar recycling structure, although the law isn't yet operative. California chose a very different path, requiring buyers of new equipment to pay a recycling fee.....

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