Currently, only a small percentage of electronic waste in Indiana is safely recycled.
According to the Indiana Recycling Coalition:
HB 1589 will improve Indiana's electronics recycling infrastructure.
"This bill creates a great program for our state and will help folks get rid of those bulky, old devices," Rep. Borders said. "Even more, the bill will create new green jobs with these recycling programs."
Under the bill, manufacturers of video display devices would recycle covered electronic devices from households, public schools and small businesses. It's a bill designed to help recycle at least 60 percent of the total weight of video display devices they sell in one year.
If the governor approves HB 1589, the new legislation would become effective July 1.
To keep track of the bills that make their way to the governor's desk, visit www.in.gov/gov/billwatch.htm.