Policy Update

New York Law Requires Manufacturers and Retailers To Take Back and Recycle Used Rechargeable Batteries



NCEL Point of Contact

Ava Gallo
Climate and Energy Program Manager


Kavanagh and Krueger Announce Environmental Victory for New York StateFrom Office of Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh:

Today, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh and State Senator Liz Krueger announced that Governor Paterson signed into law their legislation to require battery manufacturers to work with retailers to set up free, easily accessible recycling programs for batteries sold or disposed in New York State. The new law would reduce toxins in the waste stream, decrease air contamination, and protect human health and the environment.For more information, read the attached press release and view the bill, A6813D, here:http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A06813%09%09&Summary=Y&Text=Y

 2010-12-14 Release re Rechargeable Battery Bill v3