With over two dozen electronic scrap laws around the country, trying to keep up with each and their unique set of requirements can be a difficult task. That’s why the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC), which works on all things related to e-scrap state laws, has provided a single resource covering all the intricacies. Last week, the group launched the e-Cycle Compliance Calendar, a website providing tools to assist in state program compliance. Their aim is to help break down requirements by categorizing each program participant in order to explain what is expected of manufacturers, retailers, collectors and processors.
E-Scrap News, a Resource Recycling publication, says that there are 25 state e-scrap laws in the U.S. and each law comes with its own set of important dates throughout the year. These dates relate to program participation, reporting and other activities. A key feature of the calendar is that it sends email alerts to notify users about deadlines, any changes in the laws that have been made and other customized data set forth by the user.
Jason Linnell, executive director of the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER), which manages ERCC, said the calendar is a “much-needed tool” for all players across the all players across the electronic scrap industry.
“Because no two state electronics recycling laws are identical, stakeholders need a way to break down the various elements to compared them and to keep track of reccurring sets of deadlines each year,” he said in a press release.