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Legislative Memo

BILL:

A.9049 (Sweeney) / S.6047 (Thompson)

Support

SUBJECT:

Electronics Waste Recycling

 

DATE:

January 15, 2010

 

The Business Council opposes this bill that would mandate manufacturers to become responsible for the collection, handling and recycling of electronics waste. The Business Council has identified a number of problems with this legislation, 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.9049/S6047 adequately develop an effective and safe electronics recycling industry.

For these reasons, The Business Council respectfully recommends against adoption of A.9049/S.6047.