They must be recycled.As part of the 2010 law, the state put the onus on manufacturers and retailers to pick up some of the costs of recycling the devices.It established a formula that requires them to pay to recycle an amount that equals a percentage of the total product weight sold in Pennsylvania two years before.For 2013, the amount is set at 50 percent of the 2011 sales weight, according to Lisa Kasianowitz, information specialist for the state Department of Environmental Protection.Manufacturers and retailers also must identify collection sites where people can dispose of their devices for free. Retailers can collect e waste at their stores.Some drop off sites say they are hitting the quotas for televisions faster than they expected and cannot absorb the cost to recycle them.On July 7, Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, a designated collector, announced that it had to stop accepting televisions because it already received about 20,000 this year, exceeding the 1.5 million pounds the recycler allowed them for the year.Its backlog would cost Goodwill an estimated $125,000 to recycle, according to David Tobiczyk, vice president of marketing and development for Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania.AERC, the only collection site listed by DEP in Lehigh County, hit its television quota in June for one manufacturer it was under contract with, Dehmey said.He said AERC scrambled to find two more manufacturers to fill the gap. Even so, it has limited the days it will take televisions from residents for free to the last Friday of the month because manufacturers aren’t giving them enough money to meet the recycling demand.Besides weight, Dehmey said, CRT televisions, unlike computers, have no value.
Filipino maestro Brillante Mendoza adopts a more expansive docudramatic approach in Taklub, which examines the effects of Typhoon Yolanda, which claimed 6201 lives when it struck the city of Tacloban on 8 November 2013. At its heart is caf owner Nora Amor, who joins with daughter Shine Santos to raise funds for Lou Veloso, whose entire family perished in a tent fire after the calamity. In following fellow survivors Julio Diaz, Aaron Rivera and Rome Mallari, however, Mendoza also considers the problems inherent in putting a life back together with only religious faith to rely on.
They are now talking about having 8 buildings plus an above ground garage in the center. The original plan was for 6 buildings with a retail/restaurant in the center. Also, the new road cutting the block in half does nothing to create a community as was the original vision.