Next week, a new law in North Carolina will make it illegal to send electronic waste to the landfill. The law, passed by the state’s General Assembly earlier this year, prohibits the disposal of computer equipment at the landfill and will affect all residents and businesses in the state. So North Carolina joins several other states around the country that have made similar laws.
The move is seen as a boon to the growing recycling industry in the state and showcases yet another reason that businesses need to have action plans in place for electronics disposal. E-waste is a big issue in today’s electronic age and many businesses aren’t dealing with it. Just hoping it will go away is not much of a strategy. Especially as more and more governments are banning dumping.