Electronics manufacturers are launching an e-scrap recycling pilot program in Nebraska, an effort to explore sustainable systems that aren’t driven by state law.
One expert says changes to the extended producer responsibility system in the U.K. are beneficial, and a Middle Eastern kingdom works to teach students about e-scrap recycling.
A state-of-the art electronics recycling facility opens in Sweden, and a retailer in Sri Lanka offers e-scrap drop-off.
Starting next month, $3 million worth of grants will be available to local governments in New York that are paying to recycle electronics. The money, from the state’s Environmental Protection Fund, is supposed to help municipalities cover shortfalls in the program.
India ramps up its e-scrap collections, and Sweden is pushing for repair over replacement when it comes to appliances and other consumer products.
The Irish celebrate impressive e-scrap and appliance recycling rates, and more communities in the U.K. are offering curbside e-scrap collection.