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Aug. 15, 2014

An article in Albany, New York's Times Union newspaper indicates a growing number of CRT TVs and monitors are bogging down the Empire State's e-scrap collection system. The problem of the increased costs associated with properly dealing with the devices has been felt in other states with e-scrap laws on the books, and according to the Times Union New York recycling firms are being pushed to the brink of insolvency and some are telling residents to just leave CRTs in their basements for now.

Sony has announced it will begin selling its flame retardant recycled e-plastic to a host of manufacturers, including its own competitors. According to the company, the material contains up to 99 percent recycled plastic and has appeared in Sony electronic devices since 2011 as SORPLAS. Sony expects to begin marketing the proprietary plastic in October in markets worldwide.

Sri Lanka has begun to address its own growing tide of e-scrap through government-mandated projects aimed at collecting and recycling used electronics. While details remain fairly scant, Environment and Renewable Energy Minister Susil Premajayantha told the Sri Lankan Parliament one project had already been completed during a two-week collection and said that "steps have been taken to regulate the disposing of e-waste."

Sri Lanka has begun to address its own growing tide of e-scrap through government-mandated projects aimed at collecting and recycling used electronics. While details remain fairly scant, Environment and Renewable Energy Minister Susil Premajayantha told the Sri Lankan Parliament one project had already been completed during a two-week collection and said that "steps have been taken to regulate the disposing of e-waste."


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