Province officials last month added external hard drives, GPS devices, larger printers and copiers, video game equipment, e-book readers, and microwaves to the list of devices covered under the Environmental Protection Act.
According to the Electronic Products Recycling Association, the stewardship group that manages e-scrap programs for nine Canadian provinces, the new additions take effect Aug. 1.
Under provincial law, manufacturers are required to fund the end-of-life collection and recycling of certain electronic devices. Until the recent additions, Prince Edward Island’s program covered display devices, computers, mobile phones and more.
The additions comes a few months after nearby Nova Scotia made similar changes to expand its e-scrap law. Adjacent New Brunswick’s program started in early 2017.
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