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China Increases Focus on E-waste

06/26/17

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China is beginning to reform its rules and regulations in regard to e-waste, reports JD Supra. Two major developments (handling of batteries, and extension of manufacturer liability) are expanding China's commitment to sustainable electronic disposition.

Under its new battery policy, China is "prioritizing reuse" of raw materials. This is a good step - but prioritizing reuse of full devices would be much more impactful. The latter approach is the keystone in Sage's disruptive ITAD methodology.

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