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    This act creates a mandatory recycling program for discarded computers and televisions. Starting January 1, 2009, manufacturers must participate in a program to implement and finance the collection, transportation, and recycling of these...
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    AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A DEADLINE FOR THE DISPOSAL OF COMPUTER AND ELECTRONICS WASTE IN LANDFILLS; TO DEFINE THE TERMS "CONSUMER ELECTRONIC ITEM", "DEGAUSS", AND "FUGITIVE AMOUNTS OF CONSUMER ELECTRONIC ITEMS"; TO PROVIDE FOR THE PREFERENTIAL...
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    This bill would enact the Cell Phone Recycling Act of 2004 and would make it unlawful to sell, on and after July 1, 2006, a cell phone in this state to a consumer, as defined, unless the retailer of that cell phone complies with the act.
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    Disposal ban for electronics, which includes batteries CRTs, TVs, computers, laptops, monitors, cell phones, computer peripherals, and printers. The law has been effective since 2002 and has been updated in 2006.
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    The Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 makes it unlawful to sell, on or after July 1, 2004, a covered electronic device, as defined, in this state to a consumer, as defined, unless the California Integrated Waste Management Board...
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    AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to wireless telephone recycling The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Section 1. Article 27 of the environmental...
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    CONCERNING 101 THE RECYCLING OF CERTAIN ELECTRONIC DEVICES, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRONIC...
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    In July of 2007, the State of Connecticut adopted a new law concerning the recycling of household electronics. Codified at sections 22a-629 through 22a-640 of the Connecticut General Statutes, this law enables Connecticut to manage an...
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    This article by Robb Hammond lists means to detect counterfeit electronic components. Includes photos of features used for identification of counterfeit components.
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    Wikipedia article on the issue of counterfeit electronic components. The 'global e-waste handling' is included among 'market forces facilitating trends.'
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    This press release from the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling explains that technology and defense experts have expressed support to the US Congress the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act, or RERA (HR 2791, S.2090). The...
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    Includes information on e-waste and a searchable directory of electronics recycling centers in the U.S.
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    The Eco-Patent Commons is an initiative to create a collection of patents on technology that directly or indirectly protects the environment. The patents will be pledged by companies and other intellectual property rights holders and made...
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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a tool to allow 28 industrial sectors to submit their 2010 greenhouse gas pollution data electronically. More than 1,000 stakeholders, including industry associations, states and...
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    EPEAT is a procurement tool to help institutional purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes. EPEAT also provides a clear and...
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    This fact sheet provides brief definitions for terms often encountered when considering e-waste legislation and directives. Definitions include links to further information. PDF Format (Length: 2 pages)
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    This fact sheet provides brief descriptions of organizations that are involved with raising public awareness of e-waste issues, developing environmentally sound means to deal with e-waste or prevent its generation, and/or enforce...
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    Public Act 95-0959 became the law of the State of Illinois in September 2008. The law establishes a statewide system for recycling and/or reusing computers, monitors, televisions, and printers discarded from residences by requiring...
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    As highlighted in a report by the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, a flood of counterfeit electronic parts from China threatens the reliability of sophisticated defense technologies from thermal weapon sights to advanced missile...
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    This online primer provides background information on pollution prevention information related to electronic waste and references to essential pollution prevention resources. This primer is intended for technical assistance providers,...
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    Low recycling rates for used televisions, computers, and other electronics result in the loss of valuable resources, and electronic waste exports risk harming human health and the environment in countries that lack safe recycling and...
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    This portion of the Electronics Take Back Coalition web site includes a map of the U.S. noting which states have passed or are considering e-waste regulations. Links to the text of the laws and program web sites are provided. Also includes...
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    EPA has been helping to improve the management of used and end-of-life (EOL) electronics for over a decade. EPA promotes the reuse and recycling of used and EOL electronics through various programs, including Plug-In To eCycling and the...
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    Written by Diana Ceballos, Lilia Chen, Elena Page, Alan Echt, Aalok Oza, and Jessica Ramsey, this NIOSH report (Report No. 2012-0100-3217) describes assessment of an electronic scrap recycling facility in March, July, and November 2012 and...
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    The average New Zealand household has two or more television sets and more than one computer, representing a total of over seven million electronic devices.1 Their eventual disposal represents a potential toxic threat to our environment....
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    The following is a list and brief overview of the major e-waste recycling legislation that has been passed in other states.
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    NYS consumers are now required to recycle electronic waste, such as computers, computer peripherals, televisions, small scale servers, and small electronic equipment, etc., in an environmentally responsible manner.
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    This portion of the Federal Facilities Environmental Stewardship & Compliance Assistance Center (FedCenter) web site provides resources related to the electronics stewardship program area. This program area addresses the life-cycle...
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    This report update describes which of the 10 Recommendations from the "Final Report of the Governor's Task Force on Waste Materials Recovery and Disposal" either complete, in progress, or work remains to be done.
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    Written by Jinglei Yu, Eric Williams, Meiting Ju and Yan Yang. Electronic waste (e-waste) has emerged as a new policy priority around the world. Motivations to address e-waste include rapidly growing waste streams, concern over the...
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    Senate Study Committee on Green Information Technology to study Georgia’s ewaste and make recommendations; by Dec. 15, 2009
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    This portion of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) web site provides links to online and hardcopy information related to electronic waste management, as well as relevant events, funding opportunities, expert...
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    This portion of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) web site provides links to online and hardcopy information related to sustainable product design, as well as relevant events, funding opportunities, expert...
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    The Hawaii Electronic Waste and Television Recycling and Recovery Law requires manufacturers of covered electronic devices (CEDs) and televisions to operate recycling programs. Covered electronics include computers, printers, monitors and...
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    Public Act 95-0959 became the law of the State of Illinois in September 2008. The law establishes a statewide system for recycling and/or reusing computers, monitors, televisions, and printers discarded from residences by requiring...
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    EPA's Implementation Study of the Responsible Recycling ("R2") Standard for Electronics Recyclers and the e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment ("e-Stewards") recycling standards fulfills a key...
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    The signing of H.B. 1589 makes Indiana the 19th state in the country to implement electronics waste regulations in the absence of a federal standard. The Indiana e-waste law forces manufacturers to take responsibility for the collection...
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    Indiana law signed 5/13/09. Manufacturers of video display devices, such as TVs, computer monitors and laptops, must recycle 60 percent by weight of their sales of those products. They are required to register with the state by April 2010...
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    According to this report by the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, a flood of counterfeit electronic parts from China threatens the reliability of sophisticated defense technologies from thermal weapon sights to advanced missile systems...
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    The law requires certain electronic manufacturers** to register with the Maryland Department of the Environment and pay a registration fee if they intend to sell covered electronic devices in Maryland on or after January 1,...
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    Text of Michigan e-waste legislation, effective December 29, 2008.
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    Summary of House Bills 6714-6715 and Senate Bills 896-897 as reported by house committee, 12/3/08. "In general, this package of bill would add a new Part 173 (Electronics) to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to...
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    This is the text of the bill recently passed in Minnesota which requires electronics manufacturers to pay for collection and recycling of electronic waste from households. The bill requires each manufacturer that sells TVs, computer...
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    This press release from the Computer TakeBack Campaign describes producer responsibility legislation passed in Minnesota in 2007 which requires electronics manufacturers to pay for collection and recycling of electronic waste from...
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    This producer responsibility legislation signed in 2008 requires manufacturers of covered devices under the state's program to pay an annual registration fee and set up recycling programs. For covered electronic devices, recycling goals...
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    The National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative (NEPSI) was created to bring stakeholders together to develop solutions to the issue of electronic products management. NEPSI's main goal was the development of a system, including a...
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    AN ACT relating to recycling; requiring the Division of Environmental Protection of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to conduct a study concerning programs for reusing and recycling computers and other...
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    This bill defines video display devices and prohibits disposing of video display devices in solid waste landfills or incinerators after July 1, 2007. This bill also requires the department of environmental services to monitor the disposal...
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    This producer responsibility legislation signed in 2008 requires manufacturers of covered devices under the state's program to pay an annual registration fee and set up recycling programs. For covered electronic devices, recycling goals...
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    AN ACT TO AMEND THE REQUIREMENTS GOVERNING MANAGEMENT OF DISCARDED COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, TO PROVIDE FOR MANAGEMENT OF DISCARDED TELEVISIONS, TO DELAY THE EFFECTIVE DATE UNTIL 1 JANUARY 2010, AND TO MAKE OTHER CONFORMING AND...
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    Signed into law in August 2007, this measure requires covered device's manufacturers to pay for the transportation and recycling costs for covered devices from collection sites.
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    The bill requires computer manufacturers doing business in Oklahoma to provide the Department of Environmental Quality proof of a computer recovery or recycling program, such as a mail-back system, collection events, or contracts with...
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    Establishes statewide system administered by Department of Environmental Quality for collection, transportation and recycling of certain electronic devices. Requires manufacturers of covered electronic devices to register for...
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    This paper reviews rebate and incentive programs currently offered by utilities for activating power management features on computer networks. It explores the rationale behind program requirements, and provides a high-level assessment of...
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    The R2:2013 Standard is the latest version of R2, the electronics recycling industry's leading certification. Each provision of the R2 Standard is designed to help ensure the quality, transparency, and environmental and social...
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    This SEI blog post, written by Joy Scrogum, highlights sustainable electronics news, including a NIOSH report on occupational health and safety risks for electronics recyclers in the US; the ties between e-waste exports, counterfeit...
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    Issued at a meeting of Basel Convention and other world chemical authorities prior to UNEP's Governing Council meeting in Bali, Indonesia, this report used data from 11 representative developing countries to estimate current and future...
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    This press release from the Georgia Institute of Technology highlights research to develop a "reverse production" system that will create an infrastructure to recover and reuse every material contained within e-wastes, including metals...
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    Establish a manufacturer financed system for the collection, recycling, and reuse program for covered products in Rhode Island. Manufacturers will be able to either create their own collection system or pay into the state Resource Recovery...
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    REQUESTING THE SECRETARY OF ENVIRONMENT TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE ELECTRONICS PROCUREMENT AND RECYCLING BY STATE AGENCIES.
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    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 60 TO TITLE 48 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA MANUFACTURER RESPONSIBILITY AND CONSUMER CONVENIENCE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT COLLECTION AND RECOVERY...
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    This measure was signed into Texas State law June 2007. Manufacturers of electronic devices are required to pay for collection, transportation and recycling of covered devices and can set up their own recycling take back program.
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    A new report from the Basel Action Network calling out an electronic waste recycler for misleading practices highlights how complicated and potentially risky the e-waste collection issue can be for companies and other groups. Article by...
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    he Legislature finds that the establishment of a system to provide for the collection and recycling of electronic devices in this State is consistent with its duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, enhance and...
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    Includes a comparison of e-waste laws by state, with links to state environmental departments, passed and proposed bills, dates of bill passing and date of enactment, as well as a description of which electronics are covered under each...
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    Vermont electronics recycling law.
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    Signed on March 11, 2008, this producer responsibility bill requires manufacturers to set up a collection system for consumers to return computer equipment for recycling and reuse free of charge.
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    Passed on March 8, 2008, this bill requires manufacturers to develop recycling programs. Manufacturers pay registration fees into State fund, used to reimburse counties and municipalities for recycling programs and admin costs.
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    The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal was adopted in Basel, Switzerland on 22 March 1989. The Convention was initiated in response to numerous international scandals regarding...
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    Well, now that the switch to digital television has taken place, the question arises: What, besides use it for a doorstop, does one do with the old, faithful analog television if one didn't buy a converter box for it, or simply decided to...
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    CTIA - The Wireless Association and its member companies are committed to the goal of sustainable development and the environmentally sound management of end-of-life wireless products. CTIA's members that manufacture mobile devices are...
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    Statutes relating to: the sale, disposal, collection, and recycling of electronic devices, granting rule?making authority, making an appropriation, and providing penalties.
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