Fearing a veto from the governor, Illinois stakeholders are attempting to iron out last-minute changes to legislation that would reshape the state’s e-scrap law by requiring manufacturers to fund recycling of all covered material collected through the program.
Environmental officials in Minnesota are still attempting to get MPC, once one of the largest electronics recycling companies in the Upper Midwest, to complete the cleanup of its former operation.
As information comes to light about widespread landfilling of CRT glass in California, electronics recycling standards R2 and e-Stewards are working to determine their next steps.
Markets and regulations are forcing companies active in the nation’s largest state electronics recycling program to landfill CRT glass. The move is legal, but it’s raising difficult questions for the many processors that have publicly vowed to avoid disposal.
New York City officials have announced plans to make the Staten Island curbside e-scrap recycling service permanent while also rolling it out into more-populous city boroughs.