Wisconsin Lawmakers Consider E-Waste Bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin environmental officials are planning informational meetings on a new electronic waste bill.

The legislation would require manufacturers of electronics sold in Wisconsin to take responsibility for collecting and disposing discarded household devices. The state Senate has passed the bill, but the Assembly amended it, sending back to the Senate for final approval.

The meetings are free and open to the public. The state Department of Natural Resources especially wants manufacturers, recyclers, collectors and retailers to attend.

The meetings are set to begin on Oct. 19 in Madison. Three other meetings have been scheduled during the first two weeks of November in Eau Claire, Menasha and Bristol.

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