Manufacturers say proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s e-scrap program would make it the worst in the country from an OEM perspective. Proponents, however, note the bill fixes dire problems that have led to rampant CRT dumping statewide.
Rhode Island’s e-scrap law received some updates this month, requiring certain manufacturers to join the state-run collection program while allowing more flexibility for OEMs running independent plans.
Regulators in California are studying a number of legislative fixes to the nation’s longest-running e-scrap program, including expanding the existing consumer-funded model or going with a more commonly used system financed by OEMs.
Proposed legislation dramatically overhauls Pennsylvania’s e-scrap program, adding a point-of-sale fee on certain devices and making manufacturers financially responsible for end-of-life management of all devices collected under the law.
Last year, lawmakers failed to pass legislation reforming Pennsylvania’s electronics recycling program. With the introduction of a bipartisan bill this year, some of them want to take another go at it.
As New Jersey regulators implement changes to the state’s electronics recycling law, they say they have no intention of creating a statewide standard plan, according to the leader of a recycling group in the state.