Feb 9 - Retail Electronics Giant Best Buy Touts E-waste Takeback

Mega electronics retailer Best Buy used the eve of the implementation of California’s e-waste disposal ban to announce plans to step up e-waste takeback and recycling options across the country. The nation’s largest electronics retailer will provide recycling kiosks at the entrance to each of their 930 retail stores across the country, where consumers can drop off rechargeable batteries, cell phones and ink jet cartridges for recycling.



Best Buy’s eco-efforts conveniently put the Fortune 100 retailer in early compliance with two CAW sponsored e-waste recycling laws: the Cell Phone Recycling Act and the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act, both effective July 1, 2006. These laws require retailers to have takeback systems in place for used cell phones and rechargeable batteries at no cost to the consumer.



CAW will be sponsoring a package of new e-waste recycling legislation to be introduced later this month aimed at expanding free and convenient recycling opportunities for a spectrum of consumer electronics.