||Report on the panel session : emerging electronics issues - how can we minimize the health and environmental impacts of electronics recycling? /
Schumacher, Brian A.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. Office of Research and Development.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Environmental impacts ;
Electrical equipment ;
Electronic equipment ;
Environmental regulations ;
Exposure pathways ;
Electronics scrap ;
Regulatory framework ;
Best practices ;
Waste recycling ;
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The production and use of electronic products is growing and the rapid pace at which the technology advances means that many electronic products become obsolete in a relatively short period of time. These factors are contributing to a growing challenge for waste management because electronic waste contains a vast array of materials, some of which are hazardous to human health or the environment. Today's electronics recycling industry includes businesses specializing in manual disassembly and parts recovery, automated shredding and material separation, and many other processes that break electronic waste into primary materials that can be reused or otherwise managed. To avoid unanticipated problems in the future, EPA wants to proactively identify and mitigate potential risks associated with electronics recycling. To this end, EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) convened a panel of experts to discuss the state of electronics recycling and identify key challenges and research needs. The panel met at the 2005 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, and included individuals from several sectors of the electronics recycling industry, academia, plastics industry, and the risk assessment community. Panelists are listed in Section 8 of this report.
"EPA/600/R-05/101." "September 2005." "Www.epa.gov." "The information in this document has been funded wholly by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under contract 68-C-00-186 to the Eastern Research Group, Inc." Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-39).