The New Mexico House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a measure requesting that the state Environment Department report to the legislature on the benefits of extended producer responsibility to communities, businesses and residents. The report will focus on hard-to-recycle or toxic items, such as electronics, mercury-containing devices, paint and carpet and will be completed by Dec. 1, 2013.
Patent Application No. 20130056679 has filed by the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan. The application describes methods of recycling liquid crystal displays.
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is seeking proposals on how to manage e-scrap. Qualified professionals are invited to submit proposals regarding the Vermont E-Cycles State Standard Plan when bidding opens May 2. More information is available here.
Despite a law banning electronics from being disposed of in landfills or incinerators, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says some residents have resorted to illegally dumping materials, according to the Superior Telegram.