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Main Title Beyond RCRA: Waste and Materials Management in the Year 2010.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher 2004
Year Published 2004
Stock Number PB2004-106526
Additional Subjects Resource conservation and recovery act ; Program analysis ; Trends ; Future ; Goals ; Environmental policy ; Environmental protection ; Solid waste ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2004-106526 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 10/29/2004
Collation 30p
At the turn of the new century, the United States has completed two decades of managing wastes under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). In these past 20 years, waste management practices have improved tremendously. Despite these impressive achievements, the RCRA program also receives its share of criticism. Critics point to the way the RCRA program identifies materials, particularly byproducts of manufacturing, as waste, which they argue has a chilling effect on recycling, reuse, reclamation, and energy recovery. Others state that the program continues to focus too much on ' end of the pipe' controls, and not enough on earlier interventions targeted at upstream pollution prevention measures. In contrast, some believe that the program has not done enough to require safe management of industrial, municipal, and hazardous wastes. This paper is an attempt to look forward to the next 20 years, to begin to examine how the program could and should evolve to meet the challenges and opportunities of the new century.