Faculty Advisor

Dehner, Corey

Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Center

WORC / Worcester Community Project Center

Abstract

Twenty-six states have laws that require the recycling of electronic products, or E-Waste. The consumer usually absorbs the cost of recycling E-Waste, although Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) makes producers financially liable for recycling. In Massachusetts, E-Waste is the fastest growing category of waste. Currently, there are three E-Waste recycling bills before the Senate Ways and Means Committee. Working in conjunction with Senator Eldridge’s office, we promoted the passage of an E-Waste bill by educating the public about recycling and advocating for support of a comprehensive EPR bill.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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