Environmental Economics

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:

    • 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.

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).

Reference #:
EPA Office:
Region 1
Office Suboffice:
No suboffice specified
Office Division:
No division specified
EPA Author:
Beling, Christine
Document Type:
Cost Analysis
Other Document
Ecobalance, Inc.
Document Status:
Not Reported
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