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PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 42460-42461



42460.  This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the Electronic
Waste Recycling Act of 2003.



42461.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (a) The purpose of this chapter is to enact a comprehensive and
innovative system for the reuse, recycling, and proper and legal
disposal of covered electronic devices, and to provide incentives to
design electronic devices that are less toxic, more recyclable, and
that use recycled materials.
   (b) It is the further purpose of this chapter to enact a law that
establishes a program that is cost free and convenient for consumers
and the public to return, recycle, and ensure the safe and
environmentally-sound disposal of covered electronic devices.
   (c) It is the intent of the Legislature that the cost associated
with the handling, recycling, and disposal of covered electronic
devices is the responsibility of the producers and consumers of
covered electronic devices, and not local government or their service
providers, state government, or taxpayers.
   (d) In order to reduce the likelihood of illegal disposal of these
hazardous materials, it is the intent of this chapter to ensure that
any cost associated with the proper management of covered electronic
devices be internalized by the producers and consumers of covered
electronic devices at or before the point of purchase, and not at the
point of discard.
   (e) Manufacturers of covered electronic devices, in working to
achieve the goals and objectives of this chapter, should have the
flexibility to partner with each other and with those public sector
entities and business enterprises that currently provide collection
and processing services to develop and promote a safe and effective
covered electronic device recycling system for California.
   (f) The producers of electronic products, components, and devices
should reduce and, to the extent feasible, ultimately phase out the
use of hazardous materials in those products.
   (g) Electronic products, components, and devices, to the greatest
extent feasible, should be designed for extended life, repair, and
reuse.
   (h) The purpose of the Hazardous Electronic Waste Recycling Act is
to provide sufficient funding for the safe, cost-free, and
convenient collection and recycling of 100 percent of the covered
electronic waste discarded or offered for recycling in the state, to
eliminate electronic waste stockpiles and legacy devices by December
31, 2007, to end the illegal disposal of covered electronic devices,
to establish manufacturer responsibility for reporting to the board
on the manufacturer's efforts to phase out hazardous materials in
electronic devices and increase the use of recycled materials, and to
ensure that electronic devices sold in the state do not violate the
regulations adopted by the Department of Toxic Substances Control
pursuant to Section 25214.10 of the Health and Safety Code.


State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 42460-42461

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 42460-42461



42460.  This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the Electronic
Waste Recycling Act of 2003.



42461.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (a) The purpose of this chapter is to enact a comprehensive and
innovative system for the reuse, recycling, and proper and legal
disposal of covered electronic devices, and to provide incentives to
design electronic devices that are less toxic, more recyclable, and
that use recycled materials.
   (b) It is the further purpose of this chapter to enact a law that
establishes a program that is cost free and convenient for consumers
and the public to return, recycle, and ensure the safe and
environmentally-sound disposal of covered electronic devices.
   (c) It is the intent of the Legislature that the cost associated
with the handling, recycling, and disposal of covered electronic
devices is the responsibility of the producers and consumers of
covered electronic devices, and not local government or their service
providers, state government, or taxpayers.
   (d) In order to reduce the likelihood of illegal disposal of these
hazardous materials, it is the intent of this chapter to ensure that
any cost associated with the proper management of covered electronic
devices be internalized by the producers and consumers of covered
electronic devices at or before the point of purchase, and not at the
point of discard.
   (e) Manufacturers of covered electronic devices, in working to
achieve the goals and objectives of this chapter, should have the
flexibility to partner with each other and with those public sector
entities and business enterprises that currently provide collection
and processing services to develop and promote a safe and effective
covered electronic device recycling system for California.
   (f) The producers of electronic products, components, and devices
should reduce and, to the extent feasible, ultimately phase out the
use of hazardous materials in those products.
   (g) Electronic products, components, and devices, to the greatest
extent feasible, should be designed for extended life, repair, and
reuse.
   (h) The purpose of the Hazardous Electronic Waste Recycling Act is
to provide sufficient funding for the safe, cost-free, and
convenient collection and recycling of 100 percent of the covered
electronic waste discarded or offered for recycling in the state, to
eliminate electronic waste stockpiles and legacy devices by December
31, 2007, to end the illegal disposal of covered electronic devices,
to establish manufacturer responsibility for reporting to the board
on the manufacturer's efforts to phase out hazardous materials in
electronic devices and increase the use of recycled materials, and to
ensure that electronic devices sold in the state do not violate the
regulations adopted by the Department of Toxic Substances Control
pursuant to Section 25214.10 of the Health and Safety Code.



State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > California > Prc > 42460-42461

PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
SECTION 42460-42461



42460.  This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the Electronic
Waste Recycling Act of 2003.



42461.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (a) The purpose of this chapter is to enact a comprehensive and
innovative system for the reuse, recycling, and proper and legal
disposal of covered electronic devices, and to provide incentives to
design electronic devices that are less toxic, more recyclable, and
that use recycled materials.
   (b) It is the further purpose of this chapter to enact a law that
establishes a program that is cost free and convenient for consumers
and the public to return, recycle, and ensure the safe and
environmentally-sound disposal of covered electronic devices.
   (c) It is the intent of the Legislature that the cost associated
with the handling, recycling, and disposal of covered electronic
devices is the responsibility of the producers and consumers of
covered electronic devices, and not local government or their service
providers, state government, or taxpayers.
   (d) In order to reduce the likelihood of illegal disposal of these
hazardous materials, it is the intent of this chapter to ensure that
any cost associated with the proper management of covered electronic
devices be internalized by the producers and consumers of covered
electronic devices at or before the point of purchase, and not at the
point of discard.
   (e) Manufacturers of covered electronic devices, in working to
achieve the goals and objectives of this chapter, should have the
flexibility to partner with each other and with those public sector
entities and business enterprises that currently provide collection
and processing services to develop and promote a safe and effective
covered electronic device recycling system for California.
   (f) The producers of electronic products, components, and devices
should reduce and, to the extent feasible, ultimately phase out the
use of hazardous materials in those products.
   (g) Electronic products, components, and devices, to the greatest
extent feasible, should be designed for extended life, repair, and
reuse.
   (h) The purpose of the Hazardous Electronic Waste Recycling Act is
to provide sufficient funding for the safe, cost-free, and
convenient collection and recycling of 100 percent of the covered
electronic waste discarded or offered for recycling in the state, to
eliminate electronic waste stockpiles and legacy devices by December
31, 2007, to end the illegal disposal of covered electronic devices,
to establish manufacturer responsibility for reporting to the board
on the manufacturer's efforts to phase out hazardous materials in
electronic devices and increase the use of recycled materials, and to
ensure that electronic devices sold in the state do not violate the
regulations adopted by the Department of Toxic Substances Control
pursuant to Section 25214.10 of the Health and Safety Code.


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