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Student Project: E-Waste in the United States: California

This research guide explores Electronic Waste in the United States at both the federal and state levels. Specifically, it will explore the law of New York, California and Minnesota.

California Regulations

In California, the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 addresses electronic waste by requiring the consumer to pay a deposit fee at the time of purchase. This fee is used to offset the cost of recyclers and collectors in the collection of electronic waste for recycling. This method is called an Advanced Recycling Fee model or an ARF. The California act also regulates toxins in electronics at the manufacturing stage.


Treaties + Practical Materials

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California Research Guides