Landmark E-Waste Export Bill Introduced to Stop Global E-Waste Dumping Environmentalists and Electronic Manufacturers Support Effort

September 30th, 2010

U.S. Representatives Gene Green and Mike Thompson yesterday introduced new landmark legislation – H.R. 6252, The Responsible Electronics Recycling Act of 2010 – to stop U.S. “recyclers” from dumping electronic waste on developing countries. The bill is supported by environmental groups as well as electronic manufacturers Apple, Dell, and Samsung, all of which already have policies that prohibit the export of e-waste to developing nations.

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Congress Steps Up on E-Waste Export Issue

September 29th, 2010

Yesterday a bill was introduced in Congress that would make it illegal for U.S. “recyclers” to simply export our old electronic products to developing nations, instead of actually recycling them. It’s an atrocious but widespread practice – recyclers can make more money selling our old electronics to brokers who send them to China, India, Viet …

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