The National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) released figures showing that e-scrap collection rates increased eight percent per capita in 2009, the third straight year of growth of its study of six continuing electronics recycling programs around the country. The increased figures from its per capita collection index (PCCI) showed that all the programs, save for California, saw increases last year ranging from five percent to 50 percent. California’s PCCI only went down from 5.9 pounds per capita to 4.4 pounds due to “a shift in CRT glass markets, causing delays in submitting official claims in California, of which will carry over into 2010,” according to the report.
The programs included in the index are the states of California, Delaware, which went from 4.1 pounds per capita to 4.5 pounds, and Maine, which went up an even two pounds per capita, from 4.0 to 6.0 pounds. The index also includes a large municipality in Hennepin County, Minnesota — increasing from 4.7 to 5.0 pounds per capita — and also includes two smaller municipalities in Branford, Connecticut, which hopped from 5.0 to 5.2 pounds per capita, and Frederick County, Virginia, which went from 3.6 pounds per capita to 4.4 pounds.
* Article written by E-Scrap News