The Impact Of Take-Back Legislation On Remanufacturing
There are about 500 million obsolete computers in the U.S. alone. More than 130 million cell phones are tossed away annually. And there are about 24 million TVs sitting unused in homes and offices. This e-waste takes up space and adversely affects the environment. And with the green way of life gaining popularity, the public is demanding that something be done. Research looks at take-back legislation, state-level requirements for electronics producers to be responsible for the remanufacturing and disposal of old or obsolete products. The result: thousands of pounds of waste (toxic and otherwise) diverted from landfills and used in remanufacturing.