Responsible domestic recycling will create over 42,000 new jobs and
nearly a billion dollars in annual payroll, based on a study conducted
by DSM Environmental Services.
INVESTMENT. Sensible export reforms will enable American electronics recyclers to attract investment, expand capacity and create jobs.
HIGH-VALUE EXPORTS. Trade
in tested, working electronics and commodity-grade material will remain
unrestricted and is expected to grow. Only exports of untested,
non-working equipment need to be restricted to address counterfeit
DATA SECURITY. Responsible recycling will close
security gaps that have led to data breaches, identity theft, and cyber
crime as data thieves harvest sensitive information from e-waste.
RARE EARTHS. CAER
supports establishing a research program to study recovery of these
elements and other critical metals — materials critical to defense and
other technologies — from electronic scrap.
SUSTAINABILITY. Responsible electronics recycling policy will promote development of a domestic industry with the capacity and resources
deliver the services American businesses need to achieve sustainability
goals that are increasingly important to their bottom lines.