NYC electronics recycling program sees opposition
New York City’s electronics recycling law was challenged
by two electronics manufacturing trade associations.
The Consumer Electronics Association and Information
Technology Industry Council filed a lawsuit in opposition
of the recently-approved program.
The lawsuit seeks to prevent the city from implementing
its new law, which requires electronics manufacturers
to develop convenient plans for the collection and recycling
of discarded electronic waste, according to the Natural
Resources Defense Council.
According to the EPA, at least 40 percent of the lead
in landfills comes from discarded electronics. The new
law directs manufacturers to implement a convenient system
for New York City residents to return their used electronics
that would otherwise be landfilled or incinerated to
the companies for safe disposal.