Your drawer full of old tech could have a new life — or start a fire.

How to upcycle and recycle your old gadgets and smartphones By Chris Velazco Washington Post, September 28, 2021 (excerpt) If your home is anything like mine, there’s a forlorn drawer somewhere that’s full of old batteries, zip-ties, cables and gadgets you haven’t touched in years. That stuff might look like junk,…

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Oregon enacts US’s second packaging EPR law

by Megan Quinn, Cole Rosengren June 30, 2021 • Updated Aug. 9 2021, Waste Dive Gov. Kate Brown signed SB 582 into law on Friday, making Oregon the second state to pass an extended producer responsibility (EPR) law for packaging. Maine’s governor signed the first EPR law in July.  Under the law, most producers will need…

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Maine enacts first packaging EPR law in US

By Janelle Nanos, Boston Globe  July 19, 2021 After a quarter-century, a Boston-based nonprofit scores big win with nation’s first law making companies pay to recycle the waste they produce. In the 90s, Cassel ran Massachusetts’ recycling and waste management programs, and one day local recycling officials began calling him…

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