Resources and Solid Waste Management

Mining Act of 1872
United States federal law that authorizes and governs prospecting and mining for economic minerals, such as gold, platinum, and silver, on federal public lands.
Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965
This law allows the EPA to determine the way waste should be disposed. Although states and localities are expected to responsibly dispose of waste, the EPA also regulates waste disposal technology in communities.
Resource Recovery Act of 1970
gave jurisdiction over waste management to the newly create EPA and directed attention to recycling programs and other ways of recovering resources in MSW. the act also encourage the states to develop some kind of waste management program.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1989
Marine Plastic Pollution Research and Control Act of 1987
* Prohibits the dumping of plastics in all U.S. waters and applies to all watercraft.
* Required all marinas to maintain adequate facilities for the disposal of refuse
Waste Reduction Act of 1990