E-scrap bill divides recycling groups

Jul 25, 2013 | 04:58 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  electronic waste, recycling, legislation, U.S. Congress, debate, Coalition for American Electronic Recycling, (CAER), Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries ISRI

NEW YORK — Two industry associations once again find themselves at odds over legislation that aims to ban exports of toxic electronic scrap which instead would have to be recycled within United States borders.

The dispute surfaced after the bill was introduced July 25 by Reps. Mike Thompson (D., Calif.) and Gene Green (D., Texas), who said the legislation promotes the U.S. recycling industry "by prohibiting the exportation of some electronics whose improper disposal may create environmental, health or national security risks."....

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