May 17, 2001 5:55 PM PDT
EU "electroscrap" bill moves ahead
The legislation now goes to the Council of the European Union, which is expected to adopt the proposal in June. At that point, EU member states will have to start transposing it into national legislation. The EU action is the most significant example of governments worldwide moving to tackle pollution from obsolete electronics. In the United States, companies such as IBM, Sony and Best Buy have recently launched reuse and recycle programs aimed at consumers.