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.
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.
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.