Vermont Becomes First U.S. State to Establish Single-Use Battery Recycling

New Law Will Require Battery Manufacturers to Develop State Recycling Program

ATLANTA, (May 9, 2014) – Vermont lawmakers yesterday passed H. 695, the first single-use battery product stewardship law in the U.S.. Pending an expected approval by the Governor, Vermont will be the first state to require single-use battery manufacturers to develop a program for collecting and recycling batteries at their end of life. The program will go into effect on January 1, 2016.

While some municipal governments and private organizations in ...

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