There are now 17 states with electronic waste with 2 more coming in the next couple of years. New York City adds to that list while 5 more states have e-waste recycling laws, but not necessarily bans. Seven of those states had their bans begin taking effect this year. The Consumer Electronics Association hopes to make the phenomenon national, with one blanket law to cover everyone.
The impetus for that national law would be to normalize the current patchwork of laws so that it’s easier for manufacturers to comply. Of course, like other environmental regulations, the national law would likely just be added to by individual states much in the same way that vehicle emissions are set by the Environmental Protection Agency and then often added to by California and New York. Creating a new patchwork.