Wisconsin’s Electronic Waste Bill Signed by Governor
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
After years of hard work by legislators, ELPC and other advocates, Wisconsin has approved an electronic products recycling bill. The bill was signed by Governor Doyle on October 23. Wisconsin now joins Illinois and 18 other states that have enacted e-waste legislation.
Wisconsin’s e-waste bill ensures that dangerous electronic products are recycled, rather than tossed into landfills where valuable components are wasted and toxic chemicals contaminate our soil and water. Through meetings with legislators, op-eds and letters and calls from our supporters in Wisconsin, ELPC helped pass this important legislation that will protect public health and create jobs in Wisconsin.