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Welcome to the Electronic Waste Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with
links to additional on-line resources.
Background and Overview - This section gives a summary of what is covered on the Topic Hub for Electronic Waste. It touches on what e-waste is, the problem, and its four main categories including volume, toxicity, short life span, and the expense of recycling.
Operations - This section contains descriptions of typical material inputs and wastes produced in the electronics industry. Included in this section is information about computer manufacturing, microprocessor fabrication, and recycling and recovery operations.
Reasons for Change - This section contains resources to help answer regulatory questions about waste generated from electronics, and identify other reasons for change. Highlighted in this section are the four main reasons for change including financial, legislative/political, environmental, and public health.
P2 Opportunities - This section gives an overview of opportunities to use pollution prevention for electronic waste.
Legislation - This section discusses e-waste recycling legistlation at federal, regional, state and local, and international levels.
Corporate and Non-Profit Initiatives - This section discusses environmental responsibilities laid out by the US EPA including manufacturer, non-profit, and government initiatives.
Options for E-Waste - This section contains a list of what a consumer should do with used electronics before discarding.
Acknowledgements - This section contains acknowledgements and thanks for those who helped with the electronic waste topic hub.
Where to go for Help - This link will provide you with regional resources and contacts.
List of Links - Lists all resources cataloged in this
hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let
us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub
if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.