Electronics recycling bill gets more congressional support

Dec 13, 2013 | 05:11 PM | Rey Mashayekhi

Tags  scrap, electronic waste, recycling, electronic recycling, RERA, Responsible Electronics Recycling Act, Steve Skurnac, Sims Recycling Solutions Coalition for American Electronics Recyclers

NEW YORK — Twelve more members of the U.S. House of Representatives have thrown their weight behind the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act (RERA), bringing the total number of co-sponsors to 18.

RERA, introduced in July by Rep. Gene Green (D., Texas), would prohibit the export of untested, non-working electronic waste. Proponents claim the legislation would provide environmental and economic benefits, encouraging both the responsible recycling of electronic scrap and the creation of new jobs in....

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