The TV Take Back bill would have operated much like an earlier measure, House Bill 2714, which passed in the last legislative session to regulate the recycling of computer equipment. That bill provided incentives to computer makers for taking back equipment from other companies, and did not allow for fees on the makers, sellers and recyclers of computers.
“Across the country, this (TV Take Back) is certainly not the most stringent mandate,” says Jacoby, who described the TV and computer programs as nearly identical. “It’s a market-based approach.”
Perry, however, said that before implementing such programs as the TV Take Back Bill, representatives and senators should have looked at voluntary recycling programs.