§ 1785. Anticompetitive conduct
A producer or stewardship organization, including a producer's or stewardship organization's officers, members, employees and agents that organize product stewardship programs required under this chapter, is authorized to engage in anticompetitive conduct to the extent necessary to plan and implement a product stewardship program and is immune from liability under state laws relating to antitrust enforcement, restraint of trade, unfair trade practices and other regulation of trade or commerce for this purpose.
Ralph Nader spends his 20s forcing OEMs to allow repair and warranty items, and to ban anti-competitive conduct, and here we are throwing concessions like party favors in order to reduce the disposal cost of a durable item you only throw out once every 10 years. For the price somewhere between the cost of a Starbucks coffee and a Tappen Zee bridge toll, we throw out 10 years of PIRG legislation?