Brian Hilton

A California law raises the price of electronics and marks the legal start of a growing trend By David Dritsas This past summer, at a Temple University parking lot in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, electronics began stacking up. But the piles of PCs and monitors weren't for sale, they were destined for dismantling, reclamation and recycling. This one-day event, sponsored by Dell, is evidence of a growing trend among manufacturers paying closer attention to how their products are disposed. But not everything green is necessarily good. Pro-environmental laws could affect retailers' bottom lines, and the by-products of recycling are dishing up some hazards of their own.

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