March 26 -- The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has endorsed House Resolution 1580, also known as the Electronic Device Recycling Research and Development Act.
The House Committee on Science and Technology has agreed to send the bill forward for consideration by the full House.
The bill would authorize the Environmental Protection Agency to award grants for electronic device recycling research, development, and demonstration projects, and for other purposes.
In a letter to Committee Chairman Bart Gordon , D-Tenn., ISRI expressed its support for the measure as amended by the committee.
ISRI is the national trade association that represents 1,500 companies which process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including electronics, paper, metals, plastics, glass, rubber, and textiles.
Source: Waste & Recycling News, March 26th, 2009