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Environment Committee Update

April 2, 2010

E-Waste Recycling

Electronics waste recycling bill moves out of Senate Encon Committee. The bill would mandate manufacturers to become responsible for the collection, handling and recycling of consumer electronics waste. 

Brownfields

Senate Budget Resolution would eliminate the grandfathering of accepted projects in the Brownfield Cleanup Program

DEC Proposes Product Stewardship Plan

DEC has developed a Sustainable Materials management strategy with a heavy focus on product stewardship. One key provision would require brand owners of consumer products to develop or finance materials management programs for their products. Retailers would be responsible for materials collection.

The 7th Annual NYS Environmental Excellence Awards

Get recognized for your efforts to make New York State more sustainable.