- The provincial government has proposed regulation changes under the Clean Environment Act that would create a recycling program by fall 2016 for electronics in New Brunswick, Canada.
- Environment Minister Brian Kenny said the program would involve a fee to recycle. Residents would take TVs, computers, digital cameras, fax machines, and other electronics to a depot. In other provinces, consumers pay a fee when purchasing an item to cover the later cost of recycling.
- The program, similar to the province's beverage container program, would be overseen by Recycle New Brunswick and managed by the industry.
With this move, New Brunswick becomes the last Canadian province to have an electronics recycling program. Lois Corbett, executive director of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, called it "a great step forward."
"People in Nova Scotia right next door have been recycling their TVs and their cellphones and their tablets and their computers since 2008 — Prince Edward Island since 2010," she said.