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    The bill bans TVs, CRTs, computers, laptops monitors, fax machines, cell phones, PDAs, game consoles, and CD/DVD players from landfill disposal. The bill started taking affect on Jan. 1, 2008.
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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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    Call2Recycle helps promote environmentally responsible communities, businesses, and retailers through its free battery and cell phone recycling program. These groups collect used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones, and ship them to...
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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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    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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    The Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator is intended to assist institutional purchasers, including Federal Electronic Challenge (FEC) program participants, in quantifying the benefits of environmentally sound management of...
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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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    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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    ENERGY STAR labeled cordless telephones, answering machines, and combination units save energy and reduce pollution related to energy generation. This web site includes a list of qualifying products, manufacturers who make these products,...
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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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    A list and brief overview of the major e-waste recycling legislation that has been passed in other states (besides California). Includes links to text of legislation.
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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 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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    Articles on greener computing available on the GreenBiz website.
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    ECO-CELL is the premiere cell phone recycling program for environmentally-minded fundraisers. We're passionate about providing our partners an easy to use, profitable, and environmentally sound cell phone recycling program.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 fact sheet discusses how businesses should manage unusable, outdated, and waste electronic equipment. Contacts for more information are also included. (PDF format; Length: 5 pages)
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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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    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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    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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    The "Tech Recycling Service" is available at all of Office Depot's 1,100-plus retail store locations in North America. The Office Depot program, which was piloted in 2006 in approximately 100 stores in the U.S., has already resulted in the...
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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    USEPA website for information on electronics donation and recycling.
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    Vermont electronics recycling law.
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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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    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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