Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/04/25[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 10:59 AM 4/25/97 -0400, Ken Wilcox wrote: >Here in Michigan we have a beverage bottle law that was passed many years >ago. The store owners and bottlers didn't like it, but they didn't stop >selling beverages. I suspect that the storage problems and inconvieniece >caused by dirty empty bottles and the storing thereof is much less that >would be caused by a few batteries. > >Even if SOME retailers refused to sell them, others would sell them. The professional associations for the camera dealers actively lobbied the EPA NOT to adopt this system. In other words, the EPA DID consider mandating an exchange system, but the camera industry, as a whole, opted otherwise. Hence, the EPA did not adopt the system, and mercury batteries are rapidly going away. There's a bit of star chamber work at play here. Unless you follow these issues, you, as a citizen, don't know WHEN these issues are being considered or by which regulatory agency. I didn't find out about all this for a year or three after the EPA had ruled on it. Marc email@example.com FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!