Electronic recycling takes step forward
KXAN News Austin: Obama administration officials met with senior executives from Sony, Dell and Sprint Wednesday at an Austin electronics recycling center.
Report: Texas TakeBack Second Year Results
TCE Fund’s 2011 report on the successes and challenges of producer takeback programs for e-waste recycling focuses on the second year of results from the Computer TakeBack program.
EPA chief calls for e-waste export ban
E-Scrap News: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson called for stronger legislation governing the export of scrap electronics.
Report: Making TakeBack Work in Texas
TCE Fund’s 2010 report on how to make producer funded takeback recycling efforts for e-waste more successful.
New report ranks Texas last in recycling old computers
Fort Worth Star Telegram: In 2009, Texas ranked dead last in per capita collections of old computers among the seven states that require manufacturers to take back old equipment from consumers, according to a report released this week by the Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund.
Report: Local Government Producer Takeback Recycling
Click to read TCE Fund’s 2009 report on local governments’ slow rate of taking up the producer funded takeback programs for electronics.
Zombie TVs Keep Walking
Austin Chronicle: No one likes a bill they worked hard on to die, but there’s particular fury in the environmental community today that Gov. Rick Perry killed House Bill 821, the famous zombie TV recycling legislation.
What Happens When You Kill Your TV
Dallas Observer: At noon today in Victory Park, a group of enviro-activists dressed for Halloween dropped to the concrete to rather dramatically mark the end of analog television. As a result, the Texas Campaign for the Environment — the group behind today’s Victory Park demonstration — estimates that 3 million televisions will be tossed out.
Bring Out Your Dead (TVs)
New York Times: In February, Best Buy, the largest electronics retail chain in the United States, upgraded its electronic waste take-back and recycling program to make it one of the most comprehensive in the country.
Recycling Analog Televisions
Daily Texan: In preparation for the final transition to digital television on June 12, local and state government officials met with environmental activists at the state Capitol on Wednesday to support legislation that would make television manufacturers responsible for recycling of their products.