The California Supreme Court anounced today it will hear the City of Manhattan Beach's appeal of the suspension of their plastic bag ban ordinance.
Manhattan Beach's plastic bag ban was suspended by a plastics industry financed lawsuit.
The New York State Senate has voted to pass S6047 with a unanimous 60-0 vote on 4/20/10. The bill is still in the Senate due to a technical mistake but is expected to advance to the Assembly by next week.
S6047 is a producer responsibility bill that requires certain electronics manufacturers to take back their products at the end-of-life. S6047 will provide convenient and free recycling for consumers, and alleviate the burden on local governments and taxpayers who are currently funding e-waste recycling programs in New York.
This bill would preempt New York City's law, which is currently facing an industry lawsuit.
There is a companion bill on the Assembly side, A9049 which is still in the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committtee. The only difference between the two bills is that S6047 allows manufacturers to continue to charge large businesses for collecting their e-waste, while A9049 does not have that language.
Earth Day is celebrating its 40th Anniversary today, April 22nd, 2010, and our group here at Campaign for Recycling would like to help you in finding an event in your area to join in the festivities.
SB 77 was signed into law by Governor Jim Douglas on 4/19/2010. This law establishes a convenient, free way for consumers to recycle covered electronic devices. This law also bans the disposal in landfills of computers and other electronic devices that contain toxins.
See what other states have pending e-waste legislations.
Governor Joe Manchin signed SB 398, a bill that prohibits landfill disposal of televisions, monitors, and computers as of January 2011. West Virginia is the 15th state to enact a statewide landfill ban or disposal prohibition that covers one or more electronic devices.
Several recycling bills died in this session of Hawaii's legislature, including bills to ban to ban plastic bags and polystyrene.
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Oregonian Governor Ted Kulongoski vetoed Senate Bill 3704 last Thursday, an amendment to the bottle bill already in effect throughout the state.
This amendment would have allowed bottle distributors to set up redemption centers around the state, making it easier to count and sort bottles that come into grocery stores.
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