States are increasingly adopting laws to ensure that e-waste is handled responsibly, and environmental impacts – including from hazardous materials and toxics – are minimized. State laws include landfill or incineration bans, and producer responsibility (‘take back’) laws. Additionally, public agencies are often subject to additional standards and regulations for managing e-waste, implemented at county and municipal level.
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References & Helpful Links
Electronic Takeback Coalition, 2012, ‘State Legislation’ website. Available: http://www.electronicstakeback.com/promote-good-laws/state-legislation/
R2 Solutions, undated, website. Available: http://www.r2solutions.org/aboutv1/about-r2-solutions/
E-Stewards, 2012, ‘About E-Stewards’ website. Available: http://e-stewards.org/about/
National Center for Electronics Recycling website. Available: http://www.electronicsrecycling.org/public/ContentPage.aspx?pageid=1 Accessed October 2012.