Congress Considering E-Recycling Legislation
A Congressional committee this week debated the idea of establishing new regulations to encourage recycling of electronics, CNET reported this week.
The House Science and Technology Committee held the hearing, and its chairman, Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.), called the e-recycling issue “one of our major areas of concern this year,” especially ahead of next February’s analog television shutoff. Thirteen states currently have electronics recycling laws on the books, and the European Union issued similar regulations several years ago.
While there was enthusiasm for the idea, no such legislation has yet been introduced. The hearing ended early due to a state visit from Bertie Ahern, the outgoing prime minister of Ireland.