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[eccr] European Parliament passes e-trash law

Fri Apr 12 09:37:22 GMT 2002

European Parliament passes e-trash law
The European Parliament approved a law on Wednesday making electrical
equipment makers pay for dealing with their products when they have been
thrown away, in Europe's biggest-ever drive to promote recycling.

Under the law, manufacturers will have to pay the cost of collecting and
recycling old electronic goods which people want to throw away. By 2006,
national governments would have to ensure that six kilos of electronic
scrap per person is collected each year and that up to 65 per cent is

The draft law will still require the approval of EU governments and will
probably be subject to final negotiations between EU states and
parliament to hammer out details on deadlines, recycling quotas and the
exact rules on financing recycling schemes.

Wired News / Reuters / Europarl - April 09, 2002,1283,51659,00.html

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