Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Washington tags manfacturers for recycling

A lot of states are starting to charge for the recycling of electronic equipment. Generally, there are two schemes for this; one passes along the entire cost to the manufacturers (an approach known as the producer responsibility model); the other hands the entire cost to consumers (the advance recovery fee, or ARF, model). Different states are going in different directions. Maine, where I live, did the ARF model, as did California. Washington is going the manufacturer responsibility route.

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