North Carolina Bans Computer Equipment from Landfills

North Carolina recently passed a law to ban some electronics, including printers, computer equipment, and televisions from entering landfills, according to WBTV. The law will go into effect on July 1, 2011.

“By capturing valuable materials for reuse and reducing our dependence on landfills, electronics recycling can help us achieve both our environment and economic development goals,” said Dee Freeman, secretary for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

This is great news, though I would have liked to see more devices covered. Electronics recycling laws don’t just keep e-waste out of U.S. landfills, they also provide recyclers with the money needed to recycle electronics. Our goal is to keep all electronics out of landfills– something that can’t happen until more states and countries pass e-waste laws.

We’re glad to see North Carolina make this effort to go All Green and hope they keep up the good work!

What do you think about this law?

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