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State Electronics Challenge Adds Six States

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The State Electronics Challenge is now available in 22 states. The national program to help public entities recycle their electronic waste and lower their environmental impact added six more states thanks to an Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant to the Northeast Recycling Council, Inc., which administers the SEC.

The State Electronics Challenge provides participating public agencies technical assistance, web-based resources and reporting and measurement tools to help them find new ways to recycle their computer assets. Forty-six public sector entities participate in the program.

Before the grant expanded the SEC, it was available in 16 other states for the last three years, and two entire state governments participated. The program is likely to be expanded to include imaging equipment and televisions in the next year.