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One step forward on e-waste

March 27, 2008

A bit of good news to share. The e-waste bill previously stalled in disagreement between the Mayor and City Council has been broken in two – allowing for passage of one part that begins the process of establishing an electronics recycling program with manufacturers. Mandates for manufacturers’ recycling, while ultimately necessary, will have to wait until the second bill is passed. While I’m not holding my breath, every step matters and with new perspective and momentum each new barrier toward lowering our carbon footprints may be more easily breeched. So a small hooray for NYC! May this small step provide momentum for the big fight now underway: CONGESTION PRICING.