Quinn signs electronics disposal bill into law

August 10, 2011 9:06:15 PM PDT
The state of Illinois is trying to keep old computer equipment and other electronic devices out of the state's landfills.

Since many electronic components contain toxic materials including lead and arsenic, Governor Pat

Quinn signed a law Wednesday that increases recycling goals for manufacturers and strengthens penalties for those who do not.

He calls the legislation environmentally friendly and says it will create jobs as well.