Texas Faces E-Waste Problem, Report Says

Austin, Texas — A report by the Texas Campaign for the Environment says that the state of Texas "faces a surge of toxic electronic trash over the next 10 years and taxpayers could be hit with a $606 million cleanup bill," according to The Associated Press (AP). The report says "computers, televisions and many electronics contain toxic materials that should not be buried with municipal garbage in landfills," the AP says.

The report urges state lawmakers to "follow Maine’s lead in forcing manufacturers of monitors, laptops and TVs to take responsibility for safe recycling of equipment bearing their brand names," the AP says.