Legislation establishing the nation's first cellphone recycling requirement went into effect July 1.
Assembly Bill 2901 by Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) requires any business selling cellphones to take back and recycle old phones at no cost to the consumer.
An estimated 19 million Californians use a cellphone, and most of the phones have an average life span of only 18 months, Pavley said. Many devices end up in California landfills.
"Not only is this a bu...
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