New States Require TV and PC Recycling

Four additional states have implemented laws banning electronic waste like old computers and televisions from going to landfills.

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina now require consumers to recycle old electronics.

Similar measures are already in effect in a number of states, and with the most recent states to jump onboard included, 24 states now prohibit trashing electronic waste.

Most of the government mandates apply to computers, televisions, personal digital assistants, video game consoles and stereo parts, AP said.

Walter Alcorn of the Consumer Electronics Association told AP that the electronics industry is supportive of recycling, but he did express concern over differing policies in 24 states.

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