Outerwall, the parent of electronics trade-in company ecoATM, is merging with a private equity firm and will no longer be a publicly traded company.
Dell says it has consumed 50 million pounds of post-consumer plastics, including millions of pounds of resin from recovered electronics.
A New Jersey lawmaker may introduce legislation boosting the government’s role in e-scrap recycling, a move electronics manufacturers would likely fight.
A lawsuit from TV manufacturer Vizio that questioned the constitutionality of Connecticut’s electronics recycling law and program has been dismissed in its entirety.
The state of New Jersey is working to reform its e-scrap law, and lawmakers plan to have a bill to send to the governor by next month.
Representatives from major electronics manufacturers took to the stage at last week’s E-Scrap 2016 conference. They detailed efforts to create more sustainable devices and also took aim at some requirements of state electronics recycling programs.
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.
Electronics manufacturers are launching an e-scrap recycling pilot program in Nebraska, an effort to explore sustainable systems that aren’t driven by state law.
Legislation championed by electronics repair advocates failed to advance in the New York legislature this year.