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.
Whenever Apple indicates a new product release, device-recovery firms join in on the wider consumer market chatter. But in the runup to this fall’s release of the next iPhone, the recycling and repair buzz – and anxiety – is even more charged than normal.
For much of the past decade, manufacturers have had a “piñata problem” whenever electronics recycling issues arose in state legislatures. Continue Reading
Debate over state electronics recycling laws has reached new heights in recent years, and the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that help fund the programs have been at the center of the discussion.
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.
It’s been a little over a year since repair group iFixit and processor ERI teamed up to recover components from used electronics. And thus far, the effort has been successful in getting much-needed items out to the repair community.