Here’s an in-depth paper that covers the Impact of Environmental Regulations on Electronic Manufacturers. Michael Kirschner, president of Design Chain Associates, a firm the helps companies comply with regulations, authored the paper for the December 2008 Conference on Resource Recycling. In the paper, Kirschner notes that “while (manufacturers) are able to comply with these regulations, they are experiencing extraordinary difficulties doing it in an efficient and effective manner, so costs are extremely high and the results are not nearly as dramatic as hoped for by the regulators.”
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