E-waste bill seen adding 42,000 US jobs

Feb 06, 2013 | 04:55 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  electronic recycling, e-waste bill, Responsible Electronics Recycling Act, Coalition for American Electronics Recycling, CAER, Steve Skurnac, Basel Action Network, Jim Puckett Sims Recycling Solutions

NEW YORK — Federal legislation that would restrict U.S. exports of electronic waste to developing countries could create up to 42,000 domestic jobs if enacted, according to a new study commissioned by the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER).

The study, conducted by Windsor Vt.-based DSM Environmental Services Inc., found that processing electronic waste domestically instead of exporting it could directly create 21,000 jobs, with an additional 21,000 to be created indirectly.....

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