Response to Case 5, Inquiry #1: Material E-Waste

Not my own e-waste but I stumbled upon this wreckage last weekend. Someone obviously didn’t know what to do with their electronic waste and left/threw it outside. I think many people are unsure of how to dispose of their old electronics. Interestingly, I just came across an article about the New York electronic waste recycling program.

“The law establishes a ban on disposal of ewaste; it will be phased in beginning April 1, 2011, for manufacturers, retailers, collection sites, and consolidation and recycling facilities. Beginning January 1, 2015, individuals and households will no longer be able to place or dispose of any electronic waste in a landfill or waste-to-energy facility or place electronic waste for collection that is intended for disposal at such types of facilities.”



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  cindypound wrote @

thanks for this vicky…yes there was just legislation passed at the state level that requires manufacturers to make provisions for processing e-waste…but in new york city it will remain legal to through out ewaste until 2015. kind of silly/irrational, but there it is.


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