Tube TV Disposal: How Can You Dispose of and Recycle Your CRT TV?
The average household in the United States today actively uses at least two televisions. But with the rise of the modern flat-panel television comes the demise of the old cathode ray tube (CRT) ones — those fat, bulging boxes that have since found a permanent home in basements and attics.
These CRT TVs that still linger in households present a unique challenge to electronics recyclers everywhere since these televisions are packed full of harmful substances.
The average CRT contains about 6 pounds of lead, along with many other toxic materials. As you can see, the environmental consequences of improper tube TV disposal are significant.
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