CRTs - Environmental Problems 101


Cathode Ray Tubes also known as CRTs, are one of the most persistent environmental scourges that we deal with. They can be considered hazardous waste by the Environmental Protection Agency if they aren’t disposed of properly.

Cathode Ray Tubes also known as CRTs

Cathode Ray Tubes also known as CRTs


This is because in every CRT monitor and television, there is approximately four to seven pounds of lead and other toxic elements in a single CRT. The high solubility of these substances in water means that improper disposal creates a unique hazard, making CRTs the most costly form of electronic waste to recycle.

Every CRT monitor and television contain four to seven pounds of lead and other toxic elements.
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Because of this high cost, many CRTs have begun to pile up into what’s called a “glass tsunami” in recycling facilities throughout the country. This high cost to process and lack of leaded glass processors is the cause for many recycling facilities to shut down and go out of business, leaving the CRTs sitting in warehouses to collect dust, or to sit outside and face the elements, giving a greater possibility of chemical contamination.

 The CRTs sit in warehouses to collect dust, or to sit outside and face the elements

Any chance at a second life that these CRTs may have had has been further overpowered by the influx of flat-screen technology and change in consumer preference toward these new television sets.


This is where e-End comes in. As an R2 Certified recycler, we can guarantee 100% recycling of your equipment — which means no landfilling and no illegal exporting.

e-End R2 certification

To provide proper processing for CRTs we use a certified processor, which charges a fee to process these CRTs. We charge a fee of $8 for each old PC monitor and $25 for CRT televisions. This is to ensure that we can properly recycle this environmental blight, and you can rest easy knowing that your waste hasn’t ended up where it doesn’t belong.

 

e-End is located at 7118 Geoffrey Way Unit E in Frederick, Maryland. You can contact us at (240) 529-1010, or visit our website www.eendusa.com.