HONOLULU (AP) -- Manufacturers of desktop and laptop computers, monitors and printers sold in Hawaii are facing a Jan. 1 deadline.
That's when they will be required to take back and recycle their products. The following year, TV manufacturers will be required to do the same with their products.
Under a law passed in 2008, consumers won't be required to recycle electronics.
The law requires 43 manufacturers that sell covered electronic devices to have an electronic waste, or e-waste, recycling plan approved by the state by year's end.
The state Department of Health says as of Dec. 7, 20 plans had been approved.
According to a 2006 estimate, Oahu residents discard an average of more than 14 million pounds of electronic waste a year.