Court Says Connecticut’s E-waste Program Doesn’t Unlawfully Interfere with Interstate Commerce

June 11, 2018

Via: Waste360

Connecticut’s electronics recycling program does not unlawfully interfere with interstate commerce, says a federal appeals court.

In 2007, the Connecticut legislature created a system where certain electronics manufacturers doing business in the state would have to register with the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and pay a fee associated with the cost of recycling the products they produce. Essentially, the law mandates producer participation to facilitate the collection, transportation and recycling of certain electronic devices.

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