Over 90% of state recycling managers favour ‘producer responsibility’
According to an annual survey of state recycling managers, over 90% of respondents indicated that they favour some form of producer responsibility.
The survey of 42 US states, published in the State Recycling Laws Update (SRLU) Year-End Edition 2000, found that of 29 states which answered a question on producer responsibility, 27 favoured the idea. Almost half of respondents indicated that there should either be some policy aimed particularly at ensuring that electronics manufacturers take responsibility for the recycling of their products, such as producer responsibility legislation, or advance disposal fees.
The SRLU survey showed that the majority of state recycling managers are concerned about electronics waste. Though only a few states currently have a strategy for dealing with the problem, eight are expecting legislation within three years.
The Year-End edition covers packaging mandates, container deposits, recycled content laws, green labeling, resin coding, landfill bans, heavy metals bans, tax incentives, purchasing preferences for recycled products, flow control of waste, durables recycling and composting. The report also includes a summary of what recycling laws are on state books around the country.