Posted by: nevadansagainstgarbage | January 26, 2010

THE SMOLDERING TRASH REVOLT January 26, 2010

Product stewardship is well established in Europe, Canada, Japan and South Korea, and it’s not foreign to the United States
In California alone, they spend $500 million yearly trying but failing to manage discarded household batteries, fluorescent lights, hypodermic needles, cell phones, radios, microwaves, printers, computers and televisions — “problem products” that the state has banned from municipal landfills. And that means a lot of toxic mercury, cadmium, nickel, arsenic and lead is getting buried in the dump.

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