Oregon Creates 'Naughty or Nice' List for Electronic Manufacturers

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Non-compliance by companies like GE will mean that they must institute programs to recycle, or not be able to sell their products in the state.

Non-compliance by companies like GE will mean that they must institute programs to recycle, or not be able to sell their products in the state.

Manufacturers that want to sell computers and televisions in the state of Oregon must comply with the new Oregon E-Cycles law, which currently leaves 20 different tech companies banned from store shelves in the Beaver State.

According to the law that went into effect January 1, manufacturers of computers, monitors and TVs must register their brands with the state’s Department of Environmental Quality and participate in recycling programs for every Oregon city with a population over 10,000.

Among the 20 companies that are currently non-compliant is General Electric Co., which is planning to re-enter the television market in April. The ruling includes orders made via catalog, telephone and the internet by Oregon residents.

Each participating manufacturer will have a “return share,” which corresponds to a percentage and weight that the manufacturer must collect and recycle each year. For this year, the largest return share is LG Electronics, which must recycle 1,120,771 pounds in the state.

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