Have we reached peak CRT?

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    Abstract

    Last month, the UK’s Electrical Waste Recycling Group (EWRG) reported that they have seen a ‘significant decrease’ in the volume
    of CRTs entering the e-waste stream. Until recently, CRTs constituted the vast majority of TVs and monitors being collected,
    but this has now dropped to 71% of collected devices - equivalent to 216,945 units a month - but the Group predicts this will drop much further, to 152,778 units a month by the end of the year. Assuming this prediction holds true, it does certainly seem to mark the passing of ‘peak CRT’, at least in the UK. Once the EWRG is able to put more flesh on these findings researchers should have good evidence from which to draw wider conclusions
    as to the lifecycle of CRTs and other large consumer electronics, as well as their impact on domestic energy consumption
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages21
    Number of pages1
    Specialist publicationLarge Display Monitor
    PublisherMeko Ltd
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

    Keywords

    • CRT
    • EWRG
    • household appliances
    • disposal

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