List of quotes attributed to Prof. Paul Anastas:
"Q3. In your support for a National Academies study of e-waste, you (Paul T. Anastas) suggest that an authoritative baseline of e-waste impacts is needed. What impacts of e-waste are currently in dispute? A3. There has never been a science-based assessment conducted of the environmental risks posed by electronic products--as a result, this central issue, remains in dispute.”
Source Document: https://www.congress.gov/congressional-report/111th-congress/house-report/698/1
I would like to further make the point that, as Dr. Anastas did, that e-waste systems are incapable of affecting product design and the product design greatly impacts the results of how well they are recycled but just collecting the waste and recycling at the end of the stream does nothing to affect product design, and there are recycling systems, electronics recycling systems, all over the world at this point. None of them affect product design. There is no incentive placed on the manufacturer to change product design to make them more recyclable."
Source Document: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-111hhrg47543/html/CHRG-111hhrg47543.htm