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E-Waste Laws

e-waste legislation mapStates 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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Local recyclers and county recycling coordinators with Governor Pat Quinn at bill signing of the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act.

Local recyclers and county recycling coordinators with Governor Pat Quinn at bill signing of the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act.

Fact Sheet 10 - Trends in E-Waste Legislation

Fact Sheet 10 – Trends in E-Waste Legislation. Click to read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trends in E-Waste Regulations

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.