Texas moves to require R2, e-Stewards certification
By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling
Texas may soon require all processors in its state electronics recycling program to have a third-party certification.
House Bill 3465 would require all e-scrap processors registered under the state program to be either R2 or e-Stewards certified. The bill passed unanimously out of the House Committee on Environmental Regulation and will likely be scheduled for a full vote of the House soon, according to Texas Campaign for the Environment.
"This is an important step towards making sure that the laws we passed on e-waste recycling actually promote recycling, not dumping," said Robin Schneider, TCE executive director. "Electronic waste is too hazardous and too valuable to leave to fly-by-night operators. This bill ensures a certain level of professionalism prevails in our e-cycling sector here in Texas."