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California's pioneering e-waste program a model gone wrong
Sacramento Bee ^ | July 18, 2010 | Tom Knudson

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: califalia; envirowackos; failafornia
In yet another example of how every day in every way California is full of fail, they spent $320 million that they don't really have to recycle E-waste that in other states private companies pay money for to salvage. And it turns out that the program is riddled with fraud and corruption. More at the link.
1 posted on 07/19/2010 10:35:07 AM PDT by Spktyr
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To: dragnet2

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?


2 posted on 07/19/2010 10:36:15 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

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.


3 posted on 07/19/2010 10:48:22 AM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God is, and (2) God is good?)
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To: Spktyr

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.


4 posted on 07/19/2010 2:27:20 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Any metal/electronics recycler should take it. The copper in it is worth a significant amount of money to them.


5 posted on 07/19/2010 2:55:43 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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