The Resource Electronic waste : EPA needs to better control harmful U.S. exports through stronger enforcement and more comprehensive regulation : report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, United States Government Accountability Office

Electronic waste : EPA needs to better control harmful U.S. exports through stronger enforcement and more comprehensive regulation : report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, United States Government Accountability Office

Label
Electronic waste : EPA needs to better control harmful U.S. exports through stronger enforcement and more comprehensive regulation : report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives
Title
Electronic waste
Title remainder
EPA needs to better control harmful U.S. exports through stronger enforcement and more comprehensive regulation : report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives
Statement of responsibility
United States Government Accountability Office
Title variation
  • Electronic waste
  • EPA needs to better control harmful U.S. exports through stronger enforcement and more comprehensive regulation
  • Electronic waste exports
Title variation remainder
Environmental Protection Agency needs to better control harmful United States exports through stronger enforcement and more comprehensive regulation
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Increasingly, U.S. consumers are recycling their old electronics to prevent the environmental harm that can come from disposal. Concerns have grown, however, that some U.S. companies are exporting these items to developing countries, where unsafe recycling practices can cause health and environmental problems. Items with cathode-ray tubes (CRT) are particularly harmful because they can contain 4 pounds of lead, a known toxin. To prevent this practice, since January 2007 EPA began regulating the export of CRTs under its CRT rule, which requires companies to notify EPA before exporting CRTs. In this context, GAO examined (1) the fate of exported used electronics, (2) the effectiveness of regulatory controls over the export of these devices, and (3) options to strengthen federal regulation of exported used electronics. Among other things, GAO reviewed waste management surveys in developing countries, monitored e-commerce Web sites, and posed as foreign buyers of broken CRTs
Cataloging source
EJB
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States
  • Electronic waste
  • Electronic apparatus and appliances
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Label
Electronic waste : EPA needs to better control harmful U.S. exports through stronger enforcement and more comprehensive regulation : report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, United States Government Accountability Office
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 17, 2008)
  • "August 2008."
  • "GAO-08-1044."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 62 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site. Address as of 11/18/08: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=gao&docid=f:d081044.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Electronic waste : EPA needs to better control harmful U.S. exports through stronger enforcement and more comprehensive regulation : report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, United States Government Accountability Office
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 17, 2008)
  • "August 2008."
  • "GAO-08-1044."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 62 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site. Address as of 11/18/08: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=gao&docid=f:d081044.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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