Nov 5 - US Government Officials Ask Electronics Industry to Take Back NYC Law Suit, and Take Back Gadgets

A lawsuit filed in July by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC) against the New York City E-waste Recycling Law of 2008, argues that the law is unconstitutional. The City’s law requires the electronics companies to collect and recycle old electronic products.

In response to that lawsuit, state and local government representatives from 18 states wrote a letter to the companies that filed suit, expressing their continued support for state and local laws that give the electronics manufacturers responsibility for financing effective takeback services for all the products they are selling in those states.

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