Attitudes: Taking Care of ‘Inconvenient’ E-Waste
If you were to look at a map of the United States and plot all the different types of pending and active consumer electronics recycling initiatives in each state, the whole thing would look like a very crazy crazy quilt.
One of the only ways to stop this insanity is to push for national legislation that will make it easier for manufacturers, dealers and consumers to recycle yesterday’s used electronics.
“The trend is not good,” said Parker Brugge, the Consumer Electronics Association’s senior director and environmental counsel, during a panel on State Recycling Requirements at CEA’s recent Washington Forum in the nation’s capitol. The main problem, Brugge said, was the variety of disparate “e-waste” bills introduced in 25 states last year.