May 2013 Legislation Update

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In late April, CBR and NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the US battery industry trade group) collaborated with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on a bill that addressed the collection and recycling of carpet, paint and non-rechargeable batteries. During the first half of 2013, CBR and NEMA, worked with California Assemblyman Das Williams’ office on a non-rechargeable battery collection and recycling bill.  While both bills failed in committee, NEMA and CBR continue to look at our options going forward and will focus attention on working with state legislatures to establish a level playing field among all stakeholders for the collection and recycling of primary batteries via legislation.