Maine First With E-Waste Recycling Law

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 19, 2006

Press release, National Resources Council of Maine: Maine’s First-In-The-Nation Law Requiring Manufacturers to Pay to Recycle Electronic Waste Goes Into Effect

  • “Today Maine launched the first manufacturer-funded program in the nation designed to capture hazardous electronic waste for safe disposal and recycling. Under the law enacted in 2004, beginning January 18, municipalities will send waste computer and television monitors to consolidation centers that are fully-funded by manufacturers. The manufacturers also pay to safely ship and recycle the electronic waste according to Maine’s environmentally sound recycling guidelines.”
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