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ENVIRONMENTAL - Used Electronic Devices and the RCRA

Date: 
May 21, 2010

Used electronic devices like laptops, cell phones, cameras and iPods often contain hazardous material that, if disposed of improperly, can cause serious harm to people and the environment. The disposal of these devices is regulated by an extremely dense and complicated federal statute called the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, or RCRA. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has also issued regulations to enforce the federal law.