Atlanta Workshop Summary

September 23-24, 2002, Atlanta, Georgia

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Region IV, in association with the Southern Waste Information Exchange, Inc. (SWIX) and with the cooperation and assistance of EPA Regional Offices and state solid and hazardous waste, waste reduction, P2, and recycling program offices, sponsored a day and one half workshop on the subject of Electronic Equipment Management and Compliance Assistance at the Westin Hotel in downtown Atlanta on September 23-24, 2002.

The workshop’s purpose was to educate interested individuals, organizations, and businesses about issues, policies, laws, and current government and private sector activities related to this subject and help avoid potential violations associated with end-of-life electronic equipment. In addition, the workshop provided the opportunity for both public and private sector participants to network their knowledge and share information about how to encourage recycling of and manage used electronic equipment.

One hundred and nine (109) people participated in this workshop. Workshop participants included representatives from local, State and Federal governments, electronic equipment demanufacturers and recyclers, scrap dealers/processors, non-profit organizations, electronic equipment manufacturers, trade associations, regional planning organizations, recycling coordinators, waste haulers, and universities.

Topics addressed and discussed at the workshop included the following:

  • Background
  • Electronics Composition Research and Testing/Findings
  • National Laws and New Proposed CRT Universal Waste Rule
  • State Laws, Regulations, Policies, Programs
  • Donations and Reuse Options and Issues
  • Electronic Equipment Collection and Processing
  • Electronic Equipment Manufacturer Views on Electronic Equipment Management and Their Activities
  • Electronic Equipment Generators/Handlers---Their Issues and Impact of State and Federal Electronic Equipment Regulations/Policies
  • Open Discussion
A majority of workshop speakers submitted their presentations for inclusion in these proceedings. These materials contain much of what was discussed at the workshop. Please see the workshop agenda on this CD for their materials.

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