CE Recycling Still Has Long Way To Go
If you were to look at a map of the United States and plotted 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.
The Consumer Electronics Association says it’s time to stop the insanity and this year will increase its efforts to push standard national legislature that will aim to make it easier for manufacturers, dealers and consumers to recycle yesterday’s used electronics.
“The trend is not good,” said Parker Brugge, CEA’s senior director and environmental counsel, during a panel on State Recycling Requirements at CEA’s Washington Forum this week in Washington, D.C. The main problem, Brugge said, was the variety of disparate “e-waste” bills introduced in 25 states last year.