The Oregon legislature is about to create a new entitlement program for consumers. HB 2626, which passed out of the House Environment Committee this week, will mandate recycling centers for televisions, computers, monitors, and other electronic products. The program will be free to consumers and the service must be convenient to people in every county in Oregon. If it is not, manufacturers of those products may be required to provide door-to-door pick-up of used products to ensure that they are recycled.
In the lingo of environmental regulation, this is known as (more…)