Law to spark recycling of electronics | StatesmanJournal.com | Statesman Journal: "With the launch of free, convenient electronics recycling for all Oregonians on Jan. 1, the state estimates that more than 12 million pounds of computers and TVs will be recycled in 2009.
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It's the first time the state is requiring manufacturers to recycle computers, monitors and TVs in an environmentally responsible way.
'The law is a paradigm shift,' said Kathy Kiwala, head of the state program, called Oregon E-Cycles. 'When we declare it as a recyclable, typically it is the responsibility of local government and the hauler. This law says the manufacturer of products has responsibility for those products throughout the whole process.'"