Release of the report: “Looking though Glass- CRT Glass recycling”
Source: Toxics Link, Date: May , 2014
The growing popularity of LCD and
Plasma screen has put the Cathode Ray Tubes or picture tubes out of business
globally. But this fading technology has a remnant in form of toxic leaded
glass. Cathode Ray Tube which can have up to 4kgs lead is one of most toxic
components among E-waste and is a major environmental concern.
‘Looking though Glass- CRT Glass
recycling’ in India explores the fate of this leaded glass and discovers how it
is contaminating the entire glass recycling chain. The glass which is recycled
mostly by the unorganized sector finally ends up in our homes in the form of a
household product, but without a warning that it may have lead.
The report also brings out startling
facts on the possibility of CRT being dumped in India from developed countries.