Dec 10 - Washington State Offers Free E-Waste Recycling to Consumers Starting January 1st, 2009

A new state law in Washington requires electronics manufacturers to start safely recycling four of the most-discarded items, with no charge to consumers. Washington's law is the first in the nation to require electronics producers to pay for the whole process.

Washington is one of 17 states that have passed laws addressing collection and processing of e-waste, said Jason Linnell, director of the National Center for Electronics Recycling, a nonprofit with ties to the electronics industry. Washington wins plaudits because its law was the first to explicitly make recycling of electronic waste the responsibility of electronics manufacturers, from the beginning to the end.

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