Thursday, January 22, 2009
The transition to digital television is creeping up on us, and with it the possibility of tons of electronic waste. As long as Congress doesn't postpone the switch to June, a move that the Obama administration is pushing for, the changeover will happen on February 17th.
Delaying that deadline could give state governments more time to implement e-waste recycling legislation. It could also give the federal government the chance to pass a law that makes it impossible for companies to just ship the defunct devices overseas.
To learn more about the problem (and some solutions), check out this story I wrote for Sprig.