Seattle Residents Want Producer Responsibility

Seattle — Washington Citizens for Resource Conservation (WCRC), a citizen-based advocacy group, has announced the results of a telephone survey addressing electronics waste (e-waste) and recycling issues.

The study found that Seattle residents overwhelmingly believe that electronics manufacturers should be responsible for designing easily recyclable, less toxic products, and for providing a safe and convenient way to recycle those products. Residents also would prefer to take their used computers back to local retailers for recycling.

The survey was prompted by a growing concern about toxics contained in computers and televisions and limited recycling options for this e-waste.

Full survey results are available at

WCRC plans to publish the "Citizen’s Guide to Producer Responsibility," a guide with e-waste and recycling resources, by November 1. Phone: (206) 675-0836. E-mail: