California Steps Up E-Waste Recycling Efforts

Date: September 29, 2004

Source: News Room

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that charges California consumers $6 to $8 per computer monitor or other display device in a move to improve e-waste recycling efforts in the state. The governor also signed a bill that mandates the establishment of a no-cost collection, reuse, and recycling system for the environmentally sound disposal of used cell phones by July 2006. The bills allow recyclers to collect and dispose of monitors and cell phones essentially for free, with state money offsetting recycling costs.

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