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Bill would ban computers from landfills

Madison, Wis. -- Wisconsin residents would lose their ability to send old computers and other household electronics to landfills in the state under legislation proposed by state Sen. Mark Miller of Monona.

Miller on Tuesday said he would introduce legislation similar to that he proposed in February, 2004, but with some changes to the original proposal. He expects broad legislative......

Full article >>> adding consumer electronics to the landfill ban."

After seven years, the bill would ban the sale of certain electronic equipment containing toxins such as lead, mercury, cadmium and others.

Miller called such elements "highly toxic and pose enormous environmental and public health threats if not properly managed at the end of their useful lives," he said. "Currently, taxpayers a......

Full article >>> nd the electronics recycling industry could easily handle the addition units a landfilling ban would move to the recycling market.

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