Accession Number : AD1013825

Title :   Electronic Waste: DOD Is Recovering Materials, but Several Factors May Hinder Near-Term Expansion of These Efforts

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington United States

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : DOD routinely disposes of electronics, including items such as computers, cell phones, and copiers, as well as electronics in weapon systems and other equipment. While some usable items are reused, transferred, or donated to other entities, the remaining electronic waste is sent to recyclers. Electronic waste may contain materials that can be recovered, which can reduce the need to procure them through other sources. DLA disposes of DODs electronic waste.

Descriptors :   WASTE MANAGEMENT , WASTE RECYCLING , policies , department of defense , WASTE DISPOSAL , electronic equipment , STOCKPILES , strategy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE