Starting next month, $3 million worth of grants will be available to local governments in New York that are paying to recycle electronics. The money, from the state’s Environmental Protection Fund, is supposed to help municipalities cover shortfalls in the program.
Washington’s e-scrap collection numbers are down again. In the first six months of 2016, the state program took in less than 90 percent of the weight collected during the same period a year ago.
Fearing a veto from the governor, Illinois stakeholders are attempting to iron out last-minute changes to legislation that would reshape the state’s e-scrap law by requiring manufacturers to fund recycling of all covered material collected through the program.