Eelctronic Recycling Resources
Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003
California has enacted landmark legislation to establish a funding system for the collection and recycling of certain electronic wastes. The California Integrated Waste Management Board has adopted regulations to implement portions of the statute. - http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/Act2003/
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
A liquid crystal display (LCD) is a thin, flat display device made up of any number of color or monochrome pixels arrayed in front of a light source or reflector. - "Liquid crystal display." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 27 Dec 2005
CRT (Cathode Ray Tube)
The cathode ray tube or CRT, invented by Karl Ferdinand Braun, is the display device that was traditionally used in most computer displays, video monitors, televisions and oscilloscopes. - "Cathode ray tube." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 20 Dec 2005
E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life." Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled. Unfortunately, electronic discards is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation's waste stream. - California Integrated Waste Management Board
Enviornmental Effects of Electronic Devices
There are hazardous materials, such as lead, mercury, and hexavalent chromium, in circuit boards, batteries, and color cathode ray tubes (CRTs). Televisions and CRT monitors contain four pounds of lead, on average (the exact amount depends on size and make). - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Maximize reuse, refurbishment, and recycling over disposal and incineration.
- Ensure that exported electronic products are being sent for legitimate reuse, recycling, or refurbishment, and provide for special handling of components which may contain substances of concern.
- Make sure that collection, recycling, refurbishing, and disposal facilities follow management practices that are consistent with the Guidelines