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OR Takes Steps to Address Growing Problem of E-Waste

Sep 02, 2003On August 22, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski signed Senate Bill 867 into law, which was championed by NCEL participant Representative Jackie Dingfelder. SB867 will set up an Advisory Committee on Electronic Product Stewardship to evaluate market-based solutions to the growing problem of disposing of old computers, televisions and other electronic equipment, according to a press release from Rep. Dingfelder. The bill, which passed the House 42-9 on August 13 and the Senate unanimously on August 8, also calls for a pilot program to recycle and reuse such products.

The committee will be housed within the state Economic and Community Development Department. The committee will develop an economic infrastructure to collect, process, and recycle electronic scrap from Oregon residents and businesses, and report its findings to the Legislature before January 31, 2005.

To read Rep. Dingfelder's press release, click here.

To view of copy of SB867, click

To view a list of legislation introduced this year across the country, see the NCEL bulletin from March 18, 2003 "E-waste Legislation Is Introduced Across the Country, Again"

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