Sunday, April 3, 2011

New State e-Waste Law

Important excerpt from leading New York Times Author

A new New York state law took effect on Friday making electronics manufacturers responsible for offering free recycling programs. Many residents of New York City are likely to continue relying on so-called collection events to get rid of their e-waste, however.

Workers loading used electronics at a collection event in Manhattan. For harried city dwellers, such events save time that would otherwise be spent visiting individual manufacturers’ Web sites to study their take-back policies. Instead, they can dump computers, monitors, printers, keyboards, mice, cables, TV sets, fax and copying machines, DVD players and other outdated or broken items all at once.

Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

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