The state of North Carolina enacted legislation that bans disposing of electronic waste or E-Waste into North Carolina landfills. E-waste laws have come into effect in North Carolina, requiring manufacturers to offer recycling for electronics, and barring computers and televisions from curbside collections. The regulations are designed to keep hazardous materials such as cadmium and mercury out of soil and water, and to divert useful materials to the recycling industry. Reference Source: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2009/Bills/Senate/PDF/S887v6.pdf Reference Source: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/07/06/e-waste-rules-take-effect-in-n-c-s-c/
“Electronics remained a surging waste stream in 2011 and that trend doesn’t appear to be slowing. And neither does the boom in electronics recycling, as new states implement landfill bans, and the United States Congress plans to take a hard look at e-waste export bans in 2012. The U.S. EPA estimates that 2.4 million tons of electronic waste was generated in 2010, up from about 2 million tons in 2005 and 1.3 million tons in 2000. A ...
Electronic waste such as old televisions, computers, radios and cellular phones is a growing environmental problem. There is a growing problem of what to do with electronic waste such as old televisions, computers, radios, cellular telephones and other electronic equipment. Electronic trash, known as e-waste, is piling up faster than ever in American homes and businesses. People ...