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Lawmakers update Wisconsin’s e-scrap law

Published: September 2, 2021
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Wisconsin state capitol building area.

A bill signed into law last month makes a number of changes to Wisconsin’s 11-year-old EPR law for electronics. | Sean Pavone / Shutterstock

Under a recently signed bill, all K-12 schools in Wisconsin will be able to recycle e-scrap through the state’s extended producer responsibility program.

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State program tonnage drops by 29% in 2020

Published: July 15, 2021
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Washington e-scrap collectors handled nearly 15.2 million pounds of covered devices in 2020. | Alexander Lutaskiy / Shutterstock

Washington state processors handled far more flat-panel displays than CRT devices in 2020, continuing a trend that began the year before, according to the state’s annual report.

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Massachusetts EPR proposal grabs hearing

Published: July 9, 2021
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E-scrap in a residential yard.

The proposed bill covers TVs, computers, laptops, printers and a handful of additional devices. | Ronald Rampsch / Shutterstock

Legislation introduced in the Bay State establishes extended producer responsibility for end-of-life consumer electronics. In prior years, similar proposals have failed to move forward.

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Analysis details costs of a state’s e-scrap regulations

Published: March 25, 2021
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The draft rules in Wisconsin will boost government oversight of e-scrap processors, with a goal of preventing expensive e-scrap cleanups. | Michail Petrov/Shutterstock

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.

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How COVID-19 affected one Midwest state’s EPR program

Published: December 10, 2020
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View of Wisconsin and surrounding area on a map.

Wisconsin’s EPR program covers TVs, monitors, computers and other devices, including printers, computer accessories, DVD players, VCRs and fax machines. | Alexander Lukatskiy/Shutterstock

Pandemic-related collection closures conspired with a continually changing electronics stream to curtail e-scrap collections in Wisconsin during the last program year.

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In My Opinion: Big changes make for bigger opportunities

Published: November 12, 2020
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Mixed e-scrap gathered for recycling.

EPRA helps prevent electronics from ending up in landfills by providing Canadian businesses and citizens of Ontario access to secure and convenient electronics recycling options through over 2,500 drop-off locations. | cate_89/Shutterstock

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Connecticut boosts prices it pays to e-scrap firms

Published: August 13, 2020
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Computer towers collected and stacked for recycling.

Under Connecticut’s extended producer responsibility program, municipalities perform the bulk of e-scrap collections. | Suzanne-B/Shutterstock

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.

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Washington analysis shows changing e-scrap composition

Published: July 2, 2020
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Monitors collected for recycling.

In 2019, the E-Cycle Washington program’s total weight collected was 21.4 million pounds, down from 25.3 million pounds in 2018. | Koy_Hipster/Shutterstock

For the first time, the number of flat-panel displays collected under Washington’s e-scrap program exceeded that of CRTs, according to an annual report.

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