E-waste legislation gaining support

Dec 30, 2011 | 12:45 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  electronics recycling, e-waste, Wendy Neu, Sims Recycling, Hesstech, David Zimet, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — The potential to create jobs and stop toxic electronic waste from being exported has spurred the world’s largest recycler to support proposed federal legislation.

Sims Metal Management Ltd.’s electronics recycling division, Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), favors the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act (H.R. 2284) introduced in the House of Representatives, according to a press release by the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER).

"SRS supports an export ban on whole waste electronics as a means of driving export-oriented ‘bad actors’ from the U.S. domestic industry," a Sims spokesman confirmed. "Waste should be handled and converted into commodities domestically until such time as global standards exist and are enforceable." ....

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