Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Maine Takeback Now in Effect

Maine is a great place. That goes double for their electronic recycling, as their producer takeback law went into effect last week. This reg requires manufacturers to recycle used TVs and monitors that they produce; in addition, they also have to take a share of the old kit that is being recycled by vendors who are no longer in business. Maine is the first state in the nation to have this law. It will be an interesting experiment.

And it's already having an effect. Lyman, for example, population 3,795, is now dealing with eWaste. And a new business has popped up in Waterville called eWaste Alternatives, pictured at right, that is reselling used kit. It's an great opportunity to profit off of a green business model, let's see where it goes.

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