Oregon Joins Chorus of States to Push E-waste Legislation

Date: May 15, 2007

Source: News Room

Oregon's House of Representatives unanimously approved an electronics waste (e-waste) measure that would require manufacturers to help fund recycling sites and collection centers. It would also prohibit landfill operators from knowingly accepting such items. The measure still requires state Senate approval and the Governor's signature to become law. According to Oregon DEQ, Oregonians disposed of 32,500 tons of e-waste in 2005. Last week the Minnesota passed a similar law. The bill number is HB2626.

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