The looming wave of lithium-ion batteries that will need to be recycled generated an engaged discussion at the Northeast Recycling Council’s Spring 2022 Conference.
South Carolina’s legislature is working out the final details on a bill that eliminates weight targets for electronics collection and instead aims to give consumers easy access to drop off items.
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A California bill would create an extended producer responsibility program for batteries and battery-embedded products.
More than two dozen researchers and e-scrap experts from nine countries are calling for a global extended producer responsibility system that ensures European producers take care of e-scrap after it’s exported.
E-scrap collections have trended sharply downward for the past several years, but there is reason to believe the weight entering Oregon’s program may slightly increase next year, state officials explained.