Saturday, August 11, 2012

Chinese e-Waste Collection Scheme

China is implementing an e-Waste collection scheme, similar to that recently implemented in Australia. The "Regulations for the Administration of the Recovery and Disposal of Waste Electric and Electronic Products" officially came into force 1 January 20122, but may take some time to implement, as they are more comprehensive that the Australian scheme, which only covers TVs and computers (Product Stewardship Televisions and Computers). As with the Australian scheme, manufacturers and importers will be levied to pay the cost of collection and disposal of eWaste by local government. It took Australia about four years to get the collection schemes in place. It will be interesting to see how long China takes.

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