Curbside garbage and recycling audits show the amount of e-scrap improperly disposed by New York City households has dropped substantially in recent years.
Regulators in a Midwest state say the fundamental elements of its producer responsibility law remain sound, but industry-wide challenges are straining the program. In an annual report, Wisconsin state officials quantify these challenges and offer some potential fixes.
Manufacturers say proposed changes to Pennsylvania’s e-scrap program would make it the worst in the country from an OEM perspective. Proponents, however, note the bill fixes dire problems that have led to rampant CRT dumping statewide.
Proposed legislation dramatically overhauls Pennsylvania’s e-scrap program, adding a point-of-sale fee on certain devices and making manufacturers financially responsible for end-of-life management of all devices collected under the law.