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    Drawing the connections between people's health and the environments in which we live, this book empowers health promoters, development workers, educators, activists, community leaders and ordinary people to take charge of their...
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    This study reports concentrations of brominated flame retardants in dust samples (n=25) and in indoor (n=5) and outdoor air (n=10) (using PUF disk passive air samplers) from 5 electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) storage facilities in...
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    Introduction 1. CRMD Background The Canadian Raw Materials Database (CRMD) is a voluntary project involving a cross-section of Canadian materials industries to develop a database profiling the environmental inputs and outputs...
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    Brochure targeted at businesses that are planning to recycle outdated equipment, including electronics. Provides a standard set of questions to ask before sending materials to be recycled. [PDF, 2 p.]
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    The E3IOT database contains a high resolution, environmentally extended input output table for Europe which covers production, consumption and waste management sectors.
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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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    Electronics waste is growing exponentially. Televisions are used on average for less than two years. For computers, it's three. Recycling, or "E-cycling," these and other electronic items is critical for preserving landfill space and for...
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    With its ergonomic interface, sectoral databases and low cost, Bureau Veritas CODDE's EIME - Environmental Improvement Made Easy has popularised environmental analysis. EIME is more than a software programme, it is a referential that lets...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    The Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC) promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry. Its goal is to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics...
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    This EPA fact sheet provides the rationale for preventing electronics waste and tips on how to reduce this waste stream. Also included are information on how to recycle electronics, tips on making "greener" electronics purchasing choices,...
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    This page lists databases for your search or chosen category. Click on the name of the database to see the description of the database
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    You can show the sub-categories by clicking on the + sign on the left of the category entry. To list all ELCD data sets of a shown sub-category, just click on the name of the sub-category. By clicking on an individual data set, it opens...
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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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    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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    In July of 2005, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts requested that the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) conduct a scientific study to assess safer alternatives for the following five toxic or hazardous chemicals: lead, formaldehyde,...
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    PE INTERNATIONAL offers strategic consulting and leading software solutions to help you improve your corporate and product sustainability.

    We provide conscientious companies with cutting-edge tools, in-depth knowledge and an...
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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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    The Consumer Goods Forum, a global trade organization that includes both brands and retailers, has unveiled its Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability. The aim of the protocol, formulated with support from the packaging industry, is...
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    GLOBOX is an executable software model for deriving the global multimedia fate, exposure, and effects of emissions as a function of characteristics of substances (e.g. Kow), of the environment (e.g. average temperature), and of human...
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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 product stewardship, as well as relevant events, funding opportunities, expert contacts...
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    This portion of the GLRPPR web site provides links to documents, web sites, events, funding opportunities, expert contacts, and archived GLRPPR Help Desk questions and answers related to recycling and waste exchange. Various subsections...
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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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    Green Seal bases its work on thorough, state-of-the-art scientific evaluations using internationally accepted methodologies. Product evaluations are conducted using a life-cycle approach to ensure that all significant environmental impacts...
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    Articles on greener computing available on the GreenBiz website.
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    Electronics manufacturers, standards bodies, and legislators have begun to take notice of the Report coverhuman health and environmental concerns associated with the use of brominated and chlorinated compounds in electronic products. An...
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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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    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Library of Medicine (NLM) developed this on-line consumer's guide that provides easy-to-understand information on the potential health effects of more than 2,000 ingredients contained in...
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    Illinoia e-waste legislation that requires manufacturers to establish facilities to accept e-waste from consumers. The law is on a rolling basis and over the next few years the recycling requirements will kick in and by 2012, disposal of...
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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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    Making environmental sound decisions on products and processes requires comparing alternatives and scenario calculations by asking 'what if...?'-questions. The implications of such choices can be shown with user-friendly software. We...
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    This user friendly software can help your business assure environmental compliance while assuring sustained profitability. Also, LCAPIX can greatly aid your company in achieving the ISO 14000 certification, a must for any business that...
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    An objective method of assessing environmental impact by calculating the resources input (energy and material) and output (waste and pollutant) throughout the entire product life-cycle (raw material...
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    This report was produced as part of the Australian Data Inventory Project, with financial support from Environment Australia, New South Wales Environment Protection Authority, Victorian Environment Protection Authority, South Australian...
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    Life cycle analysis (LCA) is the systematic approach of looking at a product's complete life cycle, from raw materials to final disposal of the product. It offers a "cradle to grave" look at a product or process, considering environmental...
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    Life cycle analysis (LCA) is the systematic approach of looking at a product's complete life cycle, from raw materials to final disposal of the product. It offers a "cradle to grave" look at a product or process, considering environmental...
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    Electronic waste (e-waste) is a term that is used loosely to refer to obsolete, broken, or irreparable electronic devices like televisions, computer central processing units (CPUs), computer monitors (flat screen and cathode ray tubes),...
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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 is a searchable directory of recycled-content products made in Minnesota. The directory may be searched by manufacturer, distributor, feedstock, or category/subcategory. Categories include: absorbents, agriculture, bags, chemicals,...
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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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    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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    At NextWorth we'll help you sell, upgrade and/or recycle your used gadget or video game the easiest, safest and fastest way possible. We have been helping consumers trade-in and upgrade their iPods, iPhones and other electronic gadgets...
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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 U.S. Life-Cycle Inventory (LCI) database contains data modules that quantify the material and energy flows into and out of the environment for common unit processes. A full product life-cycle assessment (LCA) requires the combination...
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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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    Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) seeks to identify possible improvements to goods and services in the form of lower environmental impacts and reduced use of resources across all life cycle stages. This begins with raw material extraction and...
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    PDP asks the business world to measure, manage, reduce and benefit from plastic waste in order to create a world in which plastic adds value for consumers and businesses without negatively impacting the environment.
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    This green chemistry pollution prevention training from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Compliance Assistance & Pollution Prevention (OCAPP) was developed to help OCAPP staff and businesses identify pollution...
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    Staples, one of the largest national sellers of office products, partnered with the Product Stewardship Institute and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to launch a program to measure the success of retail-based electronics...
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    Here are five ways you can recycle your old gadgets, with providers that explicitly state that their recycling programs ensure that the hazardous materials from your stuff won't end up in landfills at home or abroad.
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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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    Semiconductors are crucial to all electronic products and to the global and internet economy. They are used in computers, consumer electronics and telecommunication equipment including wireless networks and handsets, industrial machinery,...
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    SimaPro is the most widely used LCA software. It offers ultimate flexibility, parameterized modelling, interactive results analysis and comes with a large database included.
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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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    Exporting waste illegally to poor countries has become a vast and growing international business, as companies try to minimize the costs of new environmental laws that tax waste or require that it be recycled or otherwise disposed of in an...
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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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    Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), the world's largest office products company, has announced that it now makes it easy to recycle used computers and other office technology at any Staples store nationwide, becoming the first national retailer...
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    In this landmark report, Joel Makower and the editors of GreenBiz.com answer the question: How are U.S. businesses doing in their quest to be greener and more environmentally responsible? It introduces the GreenBiz Index, a set of 20...
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    TCAce software integrates environmental life cycle assessment and scenario-based risk analysis to provide a complete understanding of all potential environmental and health related costs associated with a process or product. With...
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    As with any new technology, it's easy to get swept up in the benefits of 3D printing. It opens up a world of new possibilities for all industries, and stands to lessen transportation costs, environmental impacts, waste, and reliance on...
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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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    This poster depicts the life cycle of a CD or DVD from obtaining raw materials through manufacture, packaging, distribution, useful life, and disposal. It explains the importance of life cycle management and encourages reuse and...
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    This poster shows the life cycle of a cell phone from obtaining raw materials through manufacture, packaging, distribution, useful life, and disposal. It explains the importance of life cycle management and encourages reuse and recycling....
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    This report reviews how distributed generation (DG) resources such as fuel cells, reciprocating engines, and gas turbines -- particularly when configured in combined heat and power (CHP) mode -- can offer powerful energy efficiency savings...
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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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    The EPA launched this Web site on stewardship programs to help business, government and private citizens make choices on sustainable environmental initiatives. The Web site lets users find EPA partnership programs, such as the Energy Star...
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    EPA's Health Research Program offers this Web site on the latest information on its research to protect public health. The program's science looks at such questions as why some people are more sensitive to pollution and how exposure to...
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    Today, our firm based in Dexter, Michigan is the world's largest recycler and reseller of used cellular phones and accessories. ReCellular partnered with the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association's (CTIA) Wireless Foundation...
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    Plastic is one of the most useful and important materials in modern society. Life without the vast range of products and technologies it enables is almost unthinkable. Plastic preserves and protects food and medicine helping us lead...
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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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