CEA Sues New York Over Law
The Consumer Electronics Association is a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging a new law in New York City that mandates free, door-to-door electronics collection, paid for by manufacturers.
CEA filed suit along with the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) to challenge the law, which goes into effect at the end of July.
“Manufacturers recognize that they have a key role in providing recycling opportunities for consumers, and have recycled billions of pounds of electronics through voluntary programs,” CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro said as part of the announcement. “However, they do not have the only role. The responsibilities and costs for electronics recycling should be shared among all stakeholders, including city and state governments, retailers, recyclers and consumers.”