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State Senate Votes to End N.C.’s New Electronics Recycling Program

State Senate Votes to End N.C.’s New Electronics Recycling Program

On Monday night, the Senate voted to end North Carolina’s new electronics recycling program and a related ban on computers, TVs and printers in local landfills.

This decision was incorporated into the Senate Republicans’ annual regulatory reform bill, which also put a stop to annual vehicle emissions testing in eight counties throughout the state.

Currently, some environmental groups have criticized the Senate’s decision because they see it as a setback for the state’s electronics recycling industry, which has employed hundreds of people.

WRAL.com has more details on this matter:

The state Senate agreed Monday evening to do away with North Carolina's recently-created electronics recycling program and a related ban on computers, televisions and printers in local landfills.

Eliminating the recycling effort was incorporated into the Senate Republicans' annual "regulatory reform" bill, which was approved in a largely 30-15 party-line vote and now goes to the House. House Republicans are pushing their own regulatory changes.

The Senate GOP measure also halts annual motor vehicle emissions testing in eight counties, places new restrictions on rule-making by government agencies believed to be costly financially and eliminates or consolidates environmental reports.

Read the full story here.

TAGS: E-Waste
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