One city refuses to reinstate its electronics recycling program despite residents’ frustration, and remote Alaska receives attention for e-scrap cleanups.
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.
Kenny Gravitt, who led Kentucky-based GES, could be facing prison time and steep fines in connection with the handling and disposal of CRT glass.
Telecommunications giant Comcast has agreed to pay the state of California a hefty sum for illegally disposing of e-scrap and other devices over the past decade and for failing to protect customer information.
A county in West Virginia could legally allow the landfilling of electronics but is choosing not to, and an investment expert predicts continued low prices for metals commodities.