About Us

About the Electronics TakeBack Coalition

The Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC) promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry. Our goal is to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics are produced and discarded by requiring consumer electronics manufacturers and brand owners to take full responsibility for the life cycle of their products, through effective public policy requirements or enforceable agreements.

We will accomplish this goal in part by establishing extended producer responsibility (EPR) as the policy tool to promote sustainable production and consumption of consumer electronics (all products with a circuit board).  EPR will improve the next generation of solid waste and toxic materials policy, promote the manufacture of cleaner computers and curb the flow of toxic electronic waste by pushing manufacturers to take responsibility for their waste, internalizing its cost in corporate bottom lines, and phasing out the use of hazardous substances.

Read our coalition campaign platform.

Coalition Partner Organizations

Basel Action Network
Center For Environmental Health
Clean Water Action
Texas Campaign for the Environment

Coalition Member Organizations

Breast Cancer Fund
California Product Stewardship Council
Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment
Clean Production Action
Clean New York
Communication Workers of America
Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice
Ecology Center
Environmental Law and Policy Center
Friends of the Earth, U.S.
Global Exchange
Greenpeace Toxics Campaign
GrassRoots Recycling Network
Health Care Without Harm
Institute for Local Self Reliance www.
International Campaign for Responsible Technology (ICRT)
Mercury Policy Project
Natural Resources Council of Maine
Natural Resources Defense Council
Pesticide Action Network
Physicians for Social Responsibility – Bay Area
Planning & Conservation League
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
Tech Soup
Vermont PIRG
Zero Waste Washington