A community in Wyoming will end its e-scrap recycling program and instead send electronics to a local landfill — even though a city ordinance prohibits disposal of those materials.
The current drive to recycle or repurpose CRT glass is leading the e-scrap industry into uncharted territory. CRT glass has lost its marketability and, with that, the e-scrap industry has lost its answer for the recycling of the CRTs.
A hearing on Pennsylvania’s e-scrap program touched on a legislative proposal to substantially increase manufacturer collection goals as well as alternative solutions to ensure collected material gets recycled.
Diversified Recycling has been slammed by the Basel Action Network for allegedly sending glass to a downstream partner that dumped the material at a local landfill. The company is also accused of selling broken devices online.