Printer Friendly

Alberta collects environmental fee.

Electronics retailers in Alberta, Canada, have started collecting Environmental Fees, also called Advanced Disposal Surcharges, with the purchase of new televisions or computers (and related equipment). The fees--ranging from $5 for laptops to $45 for televisions with screen sizes of 46 inches and larger--cover the cost of collection, transportation and recycling of electronic materials, public information and awareness programs and research related to electronics recycling.

The fee is part of Alberta's new electronics recycling program, the first of its kind in Canada. Since the program was launched in October, Albertans have been dropping off unwanted televisions and computers to more than 75 collection locations across the province. A list of drop-off locations is available at www.albertarecycling.ca.

"When the program was being developed, Albertans said they would support paying a fee as long as it directly funded the collection and recycling of electronics," Doug Wright, CEO of Alberta Recycling Management Authority, says. "This fee is paid by new electronics consumers, not taxpayers, and the money will be used exclusively for the electronics recycling program," he adds.
COPYRIGHT 2005 G.I.E. Media, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:ELECTRONICS RECYCLING; surcharges with the purchase of electronic goods for recycling programmes
Comment:Alberta collects environmental fee.(ELECTRONICS RECYCLING)(surcharges with the purchase of electronic goods for recycling programmes)
Publication:Recycling Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Apr 1, 2005
Words:177
Previous Article:Sims, Collex to boost e-recycling in Australia.
Next Article:eBAY launches PC recycling initiative.
Topics:


Related Articles
Europe may pass electronics take-back law.
Searching for solutions: designers, manufacturers and recyclers of electronic equipment gathered in San Francisco to examine the many facets of...
California e-waste bill advances. (Electronics Recycling).
Law and disorder: California gears up for implementation of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 by its July 1 deadline.
Calling for help: from the perspective of an OEM, many issues and opportunities surround the recycling of small electronic products.
Star power fuels E-Recycling campaign.
E-recycling, California style: California's Electronic Waste & Recycling Act of 2003 went into effect Jan. 1, but the state is still trying to work...
Hidden treasures: electronics recyclers strive for profitable and environmentally friendly homes for end-of-life electronics.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters