Connecticut’s manufacturer-funded electronics recycling law has boosted recycling volumes and reduced municipalities’ disposal costs, but changes could improve the program, a report says. Continue Reading
The Texas Legislature’s serious consideration of a law mandating take-back and recycling for all household batteries sends a signal to other states considering the same, an advocate for the bill says.
It’s well understood that torching scrap electronics – either through crude processing or accidental warehouse fires – releases harmful toxics. But testing supported by the U.S. EPA has now helped identify exactly which substances are emitted, and it found some previously undetected by researchers.