A New Jersey lawmaker may introduce legislation boosting the government’s role in e-scrap recycling, a move electronics manufacturers would likely fight.
One city refuses to reinstate its electronics recycling program despite residents’ frustration, and remote Alaska receives attention for e-scrap cleanups.
Participants of a webinar this week spoke openly about two particularly contentious issues facing CRT glass management: downstream capacity and manufacturer funding.
Over the summer, the state of New York announced it would hand out $3 million in grants to help local governments recycle electronics. Nearly $2 million of that money is still available.
Municipal leaders in Casper, Wyo. have reversed course and decided to renew their electronics recycling program, after hearing from angry constituents opposed to landfilling them.
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.
Brexit not expected to impact UK WEEE recovery targets and an international group is calling for a universal laptop charger.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) suggested several amendments to an e-scrap reform bill that would hand greater program control to manufacturers. The state’s recycling community said it objected to the changes.
E-scrap collection bins have been installed in an Indian coastal city, and Malaysian officials discuss the environmental damage caused by the improper disposal of electronics.