US UpdatePublished by MAC on 2006-03-07
7th March 2006
"Product stewardship" - for some years supposedly practiced in Europe (for example by Germany since the 1990s in car manufacture) - is coming to Washington State in the shape of new legislation to enforce e-waste recycling.
On the other side of the country, efforts to control mercury pollution in Virginian waterways (mainly caused by Du Pont - the biggest supplier of cyanide to the mining industry), don't seem to be working.
In West Virginia, there are also unacceptably high levels of mercury in streams - hardly helped by continued contamination due to heavy metals from mountaintop coal mining.