Recycling your obsolete and end-of-life electronics is the responsible thing to do. There are environment benefits from recycling any electronics, even when toxic heavy metals or hazardous materials are not present; because reuse of reclaimed materials means that less mining is needed to obtain raw materials.
Of all components in the electronic waste stream, Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) present the greatest challenge and pose the most significant danger. Lead & toxins in CRT type monitors and TV’s pose a significant threat to people and the environment.
- Five Toxic Metals are used in CRT’s including Mercury, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium and Brominated Flame Retardants, and roughly four pounds of lead — the most dangerous and damaging of the toxic metals in CRTs.
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