Two new CAW sponsored electronic waste recycling laws will go into effect today. The Cell Phone Recycling Act (AB 2901) requires retailers to take-back and recycle old cell phones, while the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act (AB 1125) requires retailers to take-back and recycle rechargeable batteries.
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These new laws represent the first time that California retailers will be required to share in the responsibility for collection and recycling of a problem product they sell. Together, they will provide consumers with thousands of convenient locations for recycling the tens of thousands of tons of toxic batteries and used cell phones that are discarded or illegally dumped annually in California.