Several years of lagging recovered material totals have led leaders of Oregon’s e-scrap program to slash weight targets for manufacturers beginning next year.
For much of the past decade, manufacturers have had a “piñata problem” whenever electronics recycling issues arose in state legislatures. Continue Reading
Electronics recycling in just a few years in New Jersey has gone from a highly successful and widespread program that processed worn-out televisions and computers to one where a growing number of e-scrap collection sites are being abandoned.
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.
Legislation introduced in Pennsylvania increases the amount of e-scrap that manufacturers would be on the hook for recycling each year.