EU targets governments over electronic waste rules

Several European Union countries have failed to turn the bloc’s rules on electronic waste into national law and now face legal action from Brussels, the European Commission said on Wednesday.The rules require manufacturers to accept used refrigerators, computers, cell phones and other appliances from consumers and recycle them. The rules aim to reduce the amount of appliances that end up in landfills and are watched closely by producers in Asia and other regions outside Europe.

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