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[DOC] press release: "U.S. E-Waste Polluting Communities Abroad; New Report Underscores Need for Legislative Solutions"

Author: Computer Take-Back Campaign, Published on: 17 August 2005

A new report released today documents for the first time the extent of toxic contamination from obsolete computers, televisions, and other gadgets that have been shipped overseas by U.S. recyclers...US experts...are pointing to the research as further evidence of the need for state legislators to require manufactures to take responsibility for their products from “cradle-to-grave.” [refers to support for recycling legislation by HP, Target, Best Buy; opposition by IBM, Panasonic (part of Matsushita), Sharp, Sony]

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Related companies: Best Buy HP (Hewlett-Packard) IBM Matsushita (now Panasonic) Panasonic Sharp Sony