Resource Conservation/Recovery Act
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
STRENGTHS & WEEKNESSES
Created to address our nations increasing problems from the growing volume of municipal and industrial waste.
The RCRA regulates the management and disposal of hazardous pharmaceutical cases produced by pharmaceutical manufacturers and the health care industry.
Goals of RCRA:
* To Protect human health and the environment from the potential hazards of waste disposal.
* To Conserve energy and natural resources.
* To Reduce the amount of waste generated.
* ToEnsure that wastes are managed in an environmentally-sound manner.
The RCRA does not regulate household wastes (medications/pharmaceutical waste generated in a household)