Wisconsin’s draft e-scrap regulations will mean added expenses for businesses, but the bulk of the costs will fall on OEMs, not e-scrap processors, according to a state analysis.
Processing companies said multiple factors led them to raise recycling prices in Connecticut this year. Some cost pressures are unique to the state but others are being felt industry wide.
As Alberta’s electronics recycling program looks to grow, e-scrap processors are planning to buy equipment and hire staff to handle an expected doubling of incoming tons.
Citing difficult market conditions and rising costs for the industry, California officials will greatly increase the rates they pay e-scrap firms to collect and recycle electronics.