Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry is advancing a bill that would require producers of electronics and batteries to finance their eventual disposal and waste treatment.

According to the Jerusalem Post, the “e-waste” bill was initiated by the Israel Union for Environmental Defense, and places the responsibility for proper disposal the electronic goods on  manufacturers, hopefully reducing both health and environmental hazards.

If approved by the Knesset (Israel’s parliament), the bill would require that manufacturers and importers of electric goods recycle 50 percent of the total weight of electronic equipment they sell annually, and that manufacturers and importers of batteries recycle 25 to 35%.

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