The E-Cycling Enigma
The Golden State just might have yet more fame to tout—the most clutter-free closets, basements, and attics in America. In January of 2005, California enacted a groundbreaking electronics waste recycling law and households from San Francisco to San Diego were purged of old computers, monitors, and televisions. But, not only are California’s consumers and businesses motivated to e-cycle, lawmakers in other states are taking notice and rushing to follow suit with laws of their own.
This is both good news and bad.
The good news is more end-of-life CE products are being properly disposed of by responsible recyclers. And the downside? A patchwork of varying state laws and regulations has developed, confusing consumers and burdening manufactures and retailers.