A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report recommends that EPA push for ratification of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and Their Disposal and work with other federal agencies to finalize a legislative proposal to halt export of electronic waste to developing countries. According to the report, EPA currently has regulations prohibiting the export of cathode-ray tubes (CRT) but not of other electronics, such as computers and cell phones. In the absence of federal laws regarding reclamation and recycling, several states have passed their own laws aiming to keep electronic waste out of landfills by requiring manufacturers to take back their products, but states do not have authority to regulate exports. The report examines laws in California, Maine, Minnesota, Texas, and Washington, comparing their financing mechanisms and the devices covered.