Nova Scotia is banning additional types of electronics from disposal, a move that requires product manufacturers to expand their recycling services under the province’s extended producer responsibility program.
California’s e-scrap program took a hit when ECS Refining closed in June 2018, but it was anything but a critical blow. Other local and national e-scrap companies took up the slack.
Tech companies are seeing boosted demand for environmental leadership, and e-scrap management concerns continue to mark developing countries. An enterprise in Europe is working to help out on both fronts.
In 2016, New York began providing grants to offset municipalities’ e-scrap collection and recycling costs. Two years later, nearly one-third of the dollars remain to be distributed.