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Re: [GreenYes] California E-Waste Bill Fails Producer Responsibility Test
While I'd be the last to argue that SB 20 is even close to ideal, from my 
perspective in budget-strapped local government, SB 20 is a big step in 
the right direction.  My city (of 425,000) is faced with an unknowable 
quantity of e-waste, which has to be dealt with in a responsible, 
environmentally sound manner.  This while we are curtailing City services 
due to budget constraints.  At least SB 20 will start generating funds to 
pay for some of the cleanup, and get some of the burden off the municipal 
tax- and rate-payers.  Last year we couldn't even get the governor to sign 
a bill like SB 20; maybe next year the legislature will take another step 
toward true producer responsibility.  In the meantime, I've got a couple 
of hundred thousand residents with TVs to get rid of.

Sharon Gates
Recycling Specialist
City of Long Beach, California

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