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P2 Computer / Electronics Sector

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Free PDF reader available Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention Guide for the Electronics and Computer Industry Exit EPA disclaimer   (1999. free) - This guide was developed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 's (NYSDEC) Pollution Prevention Unit to provide a summary of NYSDEC's regulations as they pertain to the electronic/computer industry, pollution prevention tips for each waste stream mentioned, and a list of technical assistance providers. This guide was made possible by a grant from EPA Region 2.

Free PDF reader available Environmental Self-Assessment for the Electronics and Computer Industry Exit EPA disclaimer   - This checklist was developed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Pollution Prevention Unit to help the electronics and computer industry assess its present performance in preventing pollution and identify opportunities for additional pollution prevention measures. This checklist was made possible by a grant from EPA Region 2.

Free PDF reader available Profile of the Electronics and Computer Industry  (1995, free) - This manual provides a brief profile of the electronics and computer industry covering such topics as general industry information (economic and geographic), a description of industrial processes, pollution outputs, pollution prevention opportunities, federal statutory and regulatory framework, compliance history, and a description of partnerships that have been formed between regulatory agencies, the regulated community, and the public. It is also available in Spanish.

Free PDF reader available Profile of the Electronics and Computer Industry: Update  (1998, free)- This refresh document was developed to update the time sensitive data presented in the original manual above.

Free PDF reader available WasteWise Update "Electronics Reuse and Recycling" (2000, free) - This document discusses the electronics waste stream and the benefits of electronics reuse and recycling. It also provides information on donating or recycling electronics, reducing electronics waste by changing purchasing practices, and managing used electronics. Finally, it highlights electronics waste reduction opportunities specific to manufacturers and governments.

ElectronicsRecycling.net Exit EPA disclaimer - This site offers a wealth of electronics recycling information representing all industry work groups (e.g., collection, demanufacturing, refurbishment/resell, research, recycling). It also provides guidance to households and organizations for promoting recycling efforts.

Free PDF reader available Pollution Prevention in the Electronics Industry - (1996. free) This manual, developed by the U.S. EPA and Secretaria Del Medio Ambiente Recursos Naturales y Pesca (SEMARNAP), provides an overview of the pollution prevention and recycling alternatives that are available in the electronics industry. 

Achieving Pollution Prevention in the Printed Wire Board Manufacturing Industry (1996. $5.00) This document was developed by the Northeast Waste Management Official's Association to summarize the results of a survey and meeting on P2 and environmental compliance. To order call 617-367-8558 or email neppr@tiac.net. Exit EPA disclaimer

Programs/Projects

Electronic Industries Alliance's Consumer Education Initiative Exit EPA disclaimer - The Consumer Education Initiative (CEI) is a program developed by the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA). Its purpose is to inform consumers about recycling and reuse opportunities for used electronics.

National Cristina Foundation Exit EPA disclaimer - The National Cristina Foundation (NCF) is a not-for-profit foundation that is working to ensure that used computer technology resources that no longer meet an enterprise's needs are given a second productive life by providing people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives.

IBM's Environmentally Conscious Products Program Exit EPA disclaimer - The goal of IBM's Environmentally Conscious Products Program (ECP) is to develop, manufacture and market products that are safe for their intended use, efficient in their use of energy, protective of the environment, and that can be reused, recycled or disposed of safely. This website describes the company's ECP program and provides information on products and product end-of-life management and offerings. 

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