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Electronics Recycling – Who pays? What do they get?

E-Cycle LogoStates throughout the U.S. have taken different approaches to electronics recycling. These typically range from a manufacturer funded model (CT) to a consumer funded model (CA). At its annual conference, the Municipal Waste Management Association (MWMA), an environmental affiliate of The United States Conference of Mayors, passed a resolution calling for the passage of a federal law mandating the “recycling of electronic material funded by a visible fee incurred upon sale of new electronics established by electronics manufacturers…”

Please join us at 12:30pm on Thursday, February 15 to learn more about how these programs have been implemented as well as the impact to date on electronics recycling. Kitty McIlroy, Project Analyst for the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority, will share a brief overview of state programs, highlighting the differences between product stewardship and extended producer responsibility laws between states, followed by an update on the status of the MWMA resolution and a short discussion of Maryland’s EPR law. She’ll be joined by Doug Kobold, Waste Management Program Manager for Sacramento County, CA who will detail CA’s Product Stewardship law, how it works and how Sacramento County benefits from it, as well as any challenges they face. We’ll also discuss in more detail options for MD going forward.

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