thermostat en Statehouse Bill Requires Recycling of Mercury Thermostats <p>Proposed legislation would tighten rules for disposal of mercury-based thermostats.&nbsp; Though no longer made, many households still use them.&nbsp; But if thrown away or burned, that mercury can get into the environment.</p><p>A <a href="" target="_blank">new bill </a>would require manufacturers to pay for recycling programs, and make them easy to use by the public.&nbsp;</p><p>Amber Meyer Smith of advocacy group Clean Wisconsin…says it would be similar to the state’s e-waste recycling program.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:02:07 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 9653 at