ENVIRONMENT

As Old Computer Monitors and Electronics Pile Up, Environmental Risk Grows

1917By Tom Johnson for NJ Spotlight

New Jersey’s effort to safely dispose of old TVs and computer monitors is in danger of collapsing, according to electronic waste recyclers.

There is legislation (S-2973) pending before the state Senate to address the problem but neither manufacturers nor recyclers are convinced it will fix so-called e-waste recycling.

Many recyclers told a Senate committee yesterday that it is costing more to safely dispose of these devices than what manufacturers are willing to pay, causing businesses to lay off employees and, in some cases, weigh folding up shop.

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