Skip to comments.California's pioneering e-waste program a model gone wrong
Posted on 07/19/2010 10:35:04 AM PDT by Spktyr
Story at link: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/07/18/2897609/californias-pioneering-e-waste.html#ixzz0u9NMWP00
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Care to comment as to why California has a huge e-waste problem and blew $320 million on it, while Texas spends $0 and doesn’t?
Certified collectors must obtain the names and addresses of those who discard CRTs so that the state can verify that the CRTs were not shipped in from out-of-state to qualify for the state payments. In other words, neighboring states do not have this program, but it is worth the effort to truck CRTs in.
I have an old analog television set that I’d gladly recycle but I can’t find anyone who’d take it. Apparently such a program is not economically viable.
Any metal/electronics recycler should take it. The copper in it is worth a significant amount of money to them.
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