presents the results of surveys and interviews conducted with solid waste and recycling facility managers across rural New York about trends in electronics scrap recycling rates and costs. Forty percent of those managers report having witnessed an increase in the number of electronics collection sites in their communities since New York’s electronics law went into effect. Sixty-five percent report decreased out-of-pocket fees for residents, who were once charged fees of up to $10 per unit for participating in their communities’ voluntary recycling programs.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Product Stewardship Institute Report Released: New York State’s Producer Responsibility Law for Electronic Waste: Impacts and Effectiveness in Rural Areas
Recently, the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) a Boston-based, non-profit member organization that "works with state and local government agencies to partner with manufacturers, retailers, environmental groups, federal agencies, and other key stakeholders to reduce the health and environmental impacts of consumer products" released a report titled, New York State’s Producer Responsibility Law for Electronic Waste: Impacts and Effectiveness in Rural Areas. The brief 11-page report available here,