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EIA offers framework for federal electronics recycling legislation.

The Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), Arlington, Va., has released a framework that, according to the organization, "paves the way for federal legislation establishing a national program for recycling household TVs and information technology (IT) products such as computers and computer monitors."

The board of EIA's Environmental Issues Council, which includes companies such as HP, Lenovo, Panasonic and Sharp, approved the plan, and EIA officials have delivered copies to the Bush Administration, Congress, state officials, industry stakeholders and environmental organizations.

"This framework represents the first consensus agreement among IT and TV manufacturers on meeting the nation's electronics recycling challenge," Matt Flanigan, EIA's interim president and CEO, says.

The EIA's proposed framework, available at, calls for a bifurcated financing approach, separating TVs from desktop computers, laptops and computer monitors, to reflect their divergent business models, market composition and consumer base. TV collection and recycling would be primarily conducted by an industry-sponsored, third-party organization and initially would be supported by a nominal fee consumers would pay at the time of purchase. The fee would expire once a significant number of "legacy" televisions had been recovered.

Producers of IT equipment would implement a program to collect and recycle their products in a manner that is convenient and free for household consumers.

The EIA framework also calls for meeting the materials restrictions established by the European Union's Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive and a similar California statute.
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Date:Jul 1, 2007
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