Resource Conservation and Recovery Act(RCRA)

Law
42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq.  | (1976)

Legal Definition of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

authorized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a hazardous waste management system, including plans for the handling and storage of wastes and the licensing of treatment and disposal facilities. The states were required to implement the plans under authorized grants from the EPA. The Act generally encouraged “cradle to grave” management of certain products and emphasized the need for recycling and conservation.

Learn More About Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

Dictionary Entries Near Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

resolve

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

RESPA

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/Resource%20Conservation%20and%20Recovery%20Act. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Food

  • a-light
  • Name these cookies!
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!