Manufacturers And Reps Seek E-Waste Solutions

  • WASHINGTON, DC-The bipartisan Congressional E-Waste Working Group met last month to bring together the nation's largest e-waste stakeholders to develop a solution to the growing problem of obsolete electronics disposal. The participants, who represent electronic manufacturers and retailers, recyclers, environmental groups, and state officials, discussed what role the federal government can play to mitigate e-waste's harmful effects and how to distribute responsibility for disposal.
  • The Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that 100 million electronic devices become obsolete each year. The degradation of these devices can release toxic materials into the environment.