It has also been argued that the obligations imposed by EPR would slow technical innovation and impede technological process.
Source Document: http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/treg/Events/Seminars/GSR/GSR11/documents/08-E-waste-Eref.pdf
The Reason Foundation, an activist group, claims that imposing e-waste regulations on manufacturers limits the innovation capabilities of these corporations."
Source Document: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Lentis/Where_It_Goes:_Electronic_Waste_and_Salvage
"The introduction of the RoHS Directive has ignited the debate whether direct environmental regulation in relation to the electronics industry promotes or hinders innovation. The EEE industry argument is to the effect that such direct intervention “impede the development of new technologies and products, increase costs, and restrict global trade in these products”. It was also argued that the introduction of the new Directive would cause the industry more human and material resources"
Source Document: http://cisdl.org/public/docs/Christian_End-of-Life_Management_of_Waste_Electrical_and_Electronic_Equipment.pdf
Date: June 2012