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Federal Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill Restricting E-waste Exports

July 1, 2019

Via: Waste360

Legislators in New York and California have introduced the Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA) legislation that aims to combat threats posed by the unregulated export of e-waste from the United States.

Introduced with support from the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER), SEERA will restrict export of untested, non-working electronic scrap that provides feedstock for microchip counterfeiters based primarily in China. The legislation would add untested, non-working e-waste used by counterfeiters to a list of materials restricted under the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 due to national security concerns.

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