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CA Passes Landmark E-Waste Law

Nov 24, 2003Earlier this year, NCEL participant Senator Byron Sher was successful in passing the toughest electronic waste law to date. The bill, SB20, adds a new fee to equipment to help pay for recycling costs, requires manufacturers to move away from using hazardous materials such as lead and mercury, and also requires computer manufacturers who ship old computers abroad for dismantling to prove that the companies dismantling the products meet international environmental standards. Former Governor Gray Davis signed the bill in September.

Click here to read the LA Times story on the new law.

To view a copy of SB20, click
here.


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