Clean Wisconsin http://wxpr.org en Statehouse Bill Requires Recycling of Mercury Thermostats http://wxpr.org/post/statehouse-bill-requires-recycling-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="https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2013/related/proposals/ab424" 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 http://wxpr.org