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Easier Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes
Abstract: Fact sheet describing EPA Office of Solid Wastes streamlined management of cathode ray tubes (CRTs), allowing them to be safely stored (up to one year) and properly transported for recycling without being considered hazardous waste.
Source: U.S. EPA, Office of Solid Waste

E-waste Report: Determination of Regulated Elements in Seven Types of Discarded Consumer Electronic Products [PDF]
Abstract: Seven electronic product types (microwave ovens, VCRs, printers, CPUs, cell phones, telephones, and radios) were tested to determine total and extractable concentrations of regulated elements for comparison with hazardous waste criteria. Results indicate that all product types tested clearly exceeded at least one hazardous waste criterion. Lead was the most common element exceeding its limit.
Source: Hazardous Material Laboratory, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

Hazardous Waste Identification [PDF]
Abstract: The regulations contain guidelines for determining what exactly is a waste (called a solid waste) and what is excluded from the hazardous waste regulations, even though it otherwise is a solid and hazardous waste.
Source: EPA

Strengthening the Role of the Federal Government in Encouraging Recycling and Reuse [PDF]
Abstract: A 62-page study by GAO that summarizes information on the volumes of and problems associated with used electronics; examines factors affecting recycling and reuse, and examines federal efforts to encourage their recycling and reuse.
Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office

U.S. EPA Electronics Reuse and Recycling, publication EPA530-N-00-007
Abstract: Information about proper disposal of electronic waste, focusing on reuse and recycling. It includes several case "anecdotes" and covers regulatory obligations, also.
Source: U.S. EPA, Solid Waste and Emergency Response

What Is E-Waste?
Abstract: The California Integrated Waste Management Board's (CIWMB) e-waste Web page provides a good introduction to the issues involved with e-waste.
Source: California Integrated Waste Management Board


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