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Computer TakeBack Campaign

The Computer TakeBack Campaign is protecting America's public health by promoting corporate accountability for electronic waste.
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Contact Person: David Wood
Phone: 608-270-0940
E-Mail: david @grrn.org
Website: http://www.computertakeback.com

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The goal of the Computer TakeBack Campaign is to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics are produced and discarded by requiring consumer electronics manufacturers and brand owners to take full responsibility for the life cycle of their products, through effective public policy requirements or enforceable agreements.

We will accomplish this goal by establishing extended producer responsibility (EPR) as the policy tool to promote sustainable production and consumption of consumer electronics (all products with a circuit board).  The Campaign will focus first on establishing EPR for personal computers.  EPR will improve the next generation of solid waste and toxic materials policy, promote the manufacture of cleaner computers and curb the flow of toxic electronic waste by pushing manufacturers to take responsibility for their waste, internalizing its cost in corporate bottom lines, and phasing out the use of hazardous substances.

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