The US Federal Legislation page on the Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI) web site has been recently updated. Updates include:
- A link to a fact sheet providing an overview of the recent revisions to the CRT rule.
- A link to the update to the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship (NSES; update published Aug. 1). The report focuses on the major achievements under the NSES as of July 2014, as well as the impacts of improved electronics stewardship and the significance of upcoming commitments within the NSES.
- A link to a recent press release from the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling stating further support for the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act (RERA) related to combatting counterfeit electronics.
- A new section on legislation and policies related to other life cycle stages of electronics (beyond end-of-life, which is the focus of most legislation in the US). This includes information on the cell phone unlocking act signed by the President on Aug. 1, and information on cell phone kill switches. Information is also provided on conflict minerals and Section 1502 of the of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act (HR 4173).
Visit the SEI Law & Policy section for full details on these US Federal measures, as well as information for the US state and local level and international policies. To suggest additions or revisions to the Law & Policy pages, contact Joy Scrogum.