Arrow is pleased to announce that it has joined The Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) to support passage of the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act (RERA – HR 2791).
RERA will require that domestic processing of non-working e-scrap to ensure that toxic materials in computers, cell phones, TVs and other electronics are responsibly managed in the U.S. As a result, U.S. export of tested, working electronics and recycled commodities is expected to grow with passage of RERA. According to a recent CAER study, RERA may generate up to 42,000 new jobs with an annual payroll of $1 billion.
In addition to ensuring responsible e-waste processing, RERA will ensure strategic precious metals such as copper, gold and rare earths will be managed by U.S.-based companies rather than being processed in developing countries such as China and others in Africa and Asia.
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