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BILL:

A.8444B (Colton)/S.7563 (Marcellino)

Support

SUBJECT:

Electronics Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act

 

DATE:

May 5, 2008

 

The Business Council opposes this bill that would mandate manufacturers of certain electronic equipment to develop a plan and become responsible for its collection, handling and recycling. The Business Council believes this legislation is unworkable for several reasons, and recommends against its adoption.

In summary, The Business Council recognizes that there is a growing volume of electronic equipment being disposed of by individuals, businesses and institutions, and we support efforts to promote the recycling of this material. However, we do not believe that the provisions of A.8444B/S.7563 are necessary for the development of an effective and safe electronics recycling industry.

For these reasons, The Business Council respectfully recommends against adoption of A.8444B/S.7563.