Cool site...eCycling

States are having to contend with a deluge of discarded electronic equipment, Stateline.org reported Dec. 12, and a majority of them have introduced legislation to deal with such e-waste. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides an informative web site on this subject, eCycling, which covers the reuse or recycling of consumer electronics. Among its several links, eCycling offers region-specific information and lists donation, recycling, and manufacturers programs.

Relevant to this, in November the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued Electronic Waste: Strengthening the Role of the Federal Government in Encouraging Recycling and Reuse, GAO-06-47, (PDF, 1.18MB, 62p.). GAO found that economic and regulatory factors discourage the reuse and recycling of e-waste and recommended Congressional and agency measures to address these barriers.



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