Environment Committee Update
April 2, 2010
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.
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.