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China Finalizes "RoHS" Legislation: Overview of Requirements and Industry Outlook
Abstract: Summary of Chinese "Management Methods for Controlling Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products Regulation," with links to the text of the regulation and effective dates for compliance.
Source: AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association)

Comparison of State Laws on Electronics Recycling [PDF]
Abstract: Compares aspects of electronics recycling laws from California, Maine, Maryland, and Washington.
Source: Computer Take-Back Campaign

Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council [PDF]
Abstract: Text of the directive that restricts use of certain hazardous substances in the manufacturing of electronic equipment. This directive states that new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market after July 1, 2006, shall not contain lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE).
Source: Official Journal of the European Union

Extended Producer Responsibility: A Legislative Model
Abstract: Summary of extended producer responsibility for several markets.
Source: Californians Against Waste

HR 320, Tax Incentives to Encourage Recycling Act of 2005 (TIER Act of 2005)
Abstract: This bill, introduced January 26, 2005, into the U.S. House of Representatives, would amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide tax incentives to encourage manufacturers of computer, cell phone, and television equipment to operate an environmentally sound recycling program for use by consumers who want to discard the equipment.
Source: The Library of Congress (Thomas)

Maryland Statewide Computer Recycling Pilot Program, HB 575
Abstract: Authorizing a county to address methods for the separate collection and recycling of computers in a specified recycling plan; establishing the Statewide Computer Recycling Pilot Program in the Department of the Environment; requiring the Office of Recycling in the Department to administer the Program; requiring, on or after specified dates, specified computer manufacturers to submit a specified registration and fee; etc.
Source: Maryland General Assembly

Proposals for End-of-Life Electronics Management [PDF]
Abstract: A primer with information about state legislation related to electronics recycling.
Source: The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) and the Council of State Governments/Eastern Regional Conference (CSG/ERC)


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