- cathode ray tube product recycling
(1)The executive director of the department of public health and environment shall establish a cathode ray tube recycling pilot program, only if the department has received a grant, gift, or bequest pursuant to subsection (3) of this section that is sufficient to do so, for the purpose of:
(a)Minimizing the number of cathode ray tube products that are disposed of within Colorado, including through public education regarding:
(I)Why the disposal of cathode ray tube products in landfills should be minimized; and
(II)How to recycle cathode ray tube products;
(b)Developing local markets and business opportunities based on the recycling and reuse of cathode ray tube products;
(c)Encouraging private industry and public-private partnerships to undertake research and development of new technologies for the recycling, waste minimization, and disposal of cathode ray tube products;
(d)Providing businesses and individuals with easy access to cathode ray tube product recycling centers; and
(e)Leveraging public support of cathode ray tube recycling with private grants and in-kind contributions to the pilot program.
(2)The executive director of the department of public health and environment may make grants or loans to private industry and public-private partnerships for the purposes specified in subsection (1) of this section from any moneys in the cathode ray tube recycling fund, which fund is hereby created; except that said grants and loans shall be made only to entities that are located, or will be located, in Colorado.
(3)The executive director of the department of public health and environment is hereby authorized to request, receive, and expend grants, gifts, and bequests, specifically including federal moneys, and other moneys available from any public or private source, excluding appropriations from the general fund, for the purposes specified in subsection (1) of this section, subject to annual appropriation by the general assembly. The executive director shall transmit such moneys to the state treasurer, who shall credit the moneys to the cathode ray tube recycling fund.
(4)The general assembly shall make annual appropriations out of the cathode ray tube recycling fund to the department of public health and environment in an amount equal to the department’s direct administrative costs in administering the cathode ray tube recycling pilot program and for purposes consistent with subsections (1) and (2) of this section, including developing and distributing public education materials.
Section 25-17-105.5 — Pilot program - cathode ray tube product recycling,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-25.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).