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Flat panel display technology. Considered "current" technology
Dell, Samsung, LG, Asus, Acer, Philips, BenQ, AOC, Sony, HP
Data Risk Potential
End of Life Recycling Process
Manual disassembly for commodity recovery
Environmental Health and Safety Hazards
Mercury lamps and embedded batteries
- LCD monitors and televisions are considered to be one of the most hazardous electronic items.
- Recycling of LCD monitors is necessary for the creation of new ones. TFT panels in LCD monitors use indium and more than 80 percent of indium in the world is used in LCD coatings.
- Out of the 595,000 tons of monitors disposed of in 2010, only 194,000 tons were recycled.
- Some monitors contain chemicals such as mercury, which are dangerous and could poison drinking water as well as food and soil.
- Monitors and computers take up a lot of materials in the manufacturing process. Approximately 1.5 tons of water, 530 pounds of fossil fuels, and 48 pounds of chemicals, to be exact.
- Fortunately, most trash companies will not pick up computer monitors or other monitors due to the chemicals contained within them.
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