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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Safer Choice/Design for the Environment (DfE) Lead-Free Solder Partnership

Title:
Safer Choice/Design for the Environment (DfE) Lead-Free Solder Partnership

Abstract:
To address the information gap on the environmental impacts of leaded and lead-free solders, EPA's DfE Program entered into a voluntary partnership with representatives of the electronics industry and other interested parties to evaluate the environmental impacts of tin-lead and lead-free solders. The partnership used a life-cycle assessment approach to examine the impacts of tin-lead, tin-copper, tin-silver-copper, and tin-silver-copper-bismuth solders. Goals of the project included:

evaluating the environmental impacts of tin/lead solder and selected lead-free alternative solders,

evaluating the effects of lead-free solders on recycling and reclamation at the end of the electronic product life-cycle, and

assessing the leachability of lead-free solders and their potential environmental effects.

URL:
https://www.epa.gov/saferchoice/life-cycle-assessment-lead-free-solder-electronics

Source:
U.S. EPA

Resource Type:
Website

Date of Publication:
Not Available

Associated Sectors:

  P2Rx

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