Compiled by Marissa Manning, SCRN
A bill created for encouraging electronics recycling and minimizing the amount of “E-waste”, was signed today by Gov. Mark Sanford, who join together with the industry and environmental communities to stop the discard of electronic items in South Carolina’s landfills.
Rep. Joan Brady of District 78 in Richland County was in hand for the bill signing. She says, “This legislation is going to help with incentives for industry and more awareness and education for the public, its a wonderful combination of government coming together with industry in being sure that we plan for the future.”
Brady also explains how this piece of legislation will help deal with new and old technology, “I think it sets an important pattern for with how we are going to deal with new technologies and with outdated technologies and what we are going to do with this equipment as we move forward and of course we the consumers are the ones that benefit.”
This law charges a fee to manufacturers, which the state will use to help waste companies set up recycling programs.