Modeling the Costs and Environmental Benefits of Disposal Options for End-of-Life Electronic Equipment : The Case of Used Computer Monitors

@inproceedings{Macauley2001ModelingTC,
  title={Modeling the Costs and Environmental Benefits of Disposal Options for End-of-Life Electronic Equipment : The Case of Used Computer Monitors},
  author={Molly K. Macauley and Karen Palmer and Jhih-Shyang Shih and Sarah Cline and Heather Holsinger},
  year={2001}
}
Managing the growing quantity of used electronic equipment poses challenges for waste management officials. In this paper, we focus on a large component of the electronic waste stream— computer monitors—and the disposal concerns associated with the lead embodied in cathode ray tubes (CRTs) used in most monitors. We develop a policy simulation model of consumers’ disposal options based on the costs of these options and their associated environmental impacts. For the stock of monitors disposed of… CONTINUE READING

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