Analysis Of Five Community Consumer/Residential Collections: End-Of-Life Electronic And Electrical Equipment.
The goal of this study was to produce a written report that aggregates and analyzes existing data from five Electronic Product Recovery and Recycling programs in order to:
This document was prepared by the Common Sense Initiative, Computer and Electronic Sector. One of the results from this project was a recommendation on cathode ray tube glass-to-glass recycling. EPA initiated a rulemaking process to implement this recommendation (see S.99.23 and S.2002.3).
- Identify a common format for data collection for materials and cost;
- Evaluate and aggregate existing collection and demanufacturing materials and cost data sets;
- Identify common opportunities and barriers for different collection and transportation models;
- Define advantages and disadvantages of different collection and transportation models;
- Identify commodities that are most viable economically (positive revenue) for collection and demanufacturing;
- Identify successful motivators for various groups that have or may participate in electronic equipment collection including consumers, local government officials, small businesses, recyclers, demanufacturers, shippers, etc.;
- Identify data gaps and infrastructure needs to increase residential participation; and
- Analyze what motivates the public to participate in collection events.
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