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The Cost of Recycling CRTs | Southeastern Data

 

Why are companies charging for Cathode Rayon Tube (CRT) Televisions or Monitors to be recycled, and why is it so expensive, or tough to do? 

 

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If you still have a large, old tube type (and incredibly heavy) television or computer monitor in your business or home, chances are it’s a cathode ray tube (CRT). Before the rise of flat panel displays, CRT were widely used in televisions and computer monitors. While some CRT displays are still being used today, few CRTs are being produced as electronics manufacturers follow consumer and business demand for flat panel TV and monitor displays.

How Business Can Safely Recycle LCD and Plasma Televisions

Southeastern Data recycles Businesses LCD TVsIf you’ve purchased a television in the past five years, chances are it is a flat screen with a liquid crystal display (LCD) or plasma. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, many consumers/business are now purchasing their second or third flat screen television and facing a decision of what to do with the old sets.

  • There are significant differences in the material that makes up LCD and plasma TVs which can make recycling them tricky but also significantly important. The most important difference is the substantially higher amount of glass in plasma TVs while LCD TVs contain more types and higher amounts of plastic.

Ever Wonder What You Could Extract from a Laptop Before You Recycle it?

We’ve Dissected a Laptop to Show You.

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Before businesses recycle old laptops, here are some things that could be removed and salvaged for future use. Do You Know What’s on the Inside of Your Laptop? Take a Look from the Inside of a Laptop Sent for E-Recycling—and the Parts You Could Still Keep, or Get for Upgrading or Building Your Own. Laptops are created from an interesting collection of parts, many of which can be reused when the laptop itself has become outdated and is headed for the land of e-recycling. To keep hazardous materials out of landfills these devices must be properly dismantled and parts sorted for e-recycling.Depending on the age and life of device, some material may be worth holding on to as a backup for other machines?

How Frequently do You Purchase a New Cell Phone?

Take a quick poll of your fiends and family. Find out if any of them currently do not own a cell phone. Did you come up with anyone, besides your elderly grandparent who misses the days when there was no such thing as television and cell phones?

It’s true, everyone has a cellular phone nowadays, but does anyone stop to think of the impact our discarded phones are having on the environment? Over 140 million cell phones find their way into landfills every year.

Some Common Recycling and Going Green Myths

Going green is a smart idea, as long as you don’t fall for any of these misconceptions:
 

#1 Myth: Going green will cost me too much money.

Fact: Some green products can be costly, but most are not. Furthermore, over the long haul, developing green habits saves money.