A Short History of Regulated Waste From Afterthought to Forethought


The 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) promoted regulations around the safe and proper management of newly defined hazardous waste. As the regulations evolved, a waste hierarchy model emerged that summarized what the regulations were trying to accomplish — moving from most preferred management methods to those least preferred. The top of the inverted pyramid is: avoid and reduce waste followed by: reuse waste, recycle waste, recover energy, treat waste and lastly, dispose or landfill waste.

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