On April 2, a coalition of green groups released a report, “Turning up the Heat II,” finding that just 8% of mercury from decommissioned thermostats was properly recycled over the last decade. The report was prepared by the Clean Water Fund, the Mercury Policy Project, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Product Stewardship Institute; it argues that current voluntary programs are ineffective at preventing the mercury from being discarded as solid waste. It recommends that states pass laws requiring manufacturers to create state-based programs with financial incentives for participating, banning the production of mercury thermostats, and prohibiting the disposal of mercury thermostats as solid waste.