MEPs back tighter e-waste laws
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) discussed proposals to tighten e-waste laws in a meeting on February 4th.
The text of the proposal states that member states may be required to collect at least 4 kg (8.8 lbs) of e-waste per inhabitant by 2012. If this number is lower than the total amount of e-waste collected in 2010, member states will be required to collect the higher rate. By 2016, member states will have to collect at least 85 percent of all electronic waste produced. Electronics manufacturers will help found recycling programs.
New rules regarding the illegal export of e-waste to developing countries were also included in a draft text of the law.
We hope to see these changes adopted and applaud MEPs for making an effort to stay All Green!
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