HB 259, to allow gray water in Montana, passed Senate Natural Resources 9-0 this afternoon in Executive Action.
HB 555 has passed the Senate without any amendments and now head towards the Governors desk. This bill creates an education program for electronic waste in Montana.
HB 258, to create a tax credit for the proper recycling of electronic waste, remains stalled in House Taxation. S.A.V.E. and the sponsor are hoping to find support on the House floor for a successful blast motion.
E-waste is a priority item for The S.A.V.E. Foundation. Electronic items are the fastest growing part of our waste system. It contains toxic components and valuable resources that should be kept out of the environment and reused in our economy. We see an education program combined with a tax credit incentive as the best way to address the challenges (see fact sheet below) of e-waste, especially regarding the huge existing stockpiles.
Gray Water Fact Sheet: Page 1
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E-Waste Fact Sheet: Page 1
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Labels: electronic waste recycling, gray water systems