Brochure Responsible recycling of CRT


 

Brochure Responsible recycling of CRT

Geplaatst op 20-11-2018  -  Categorie: events

This brochure describes how WEEE recyclers
treat CRT screens from TV's and computer
monitors with Best Available Technology in
compliance with the WEEE Directive.
CRT stands for Cathode Ray Tube. Despite the
fact that CRT’s are not produced any longer,
which makes closed loop recycling not possible
anymore, the phase out in the waste stream
is still taking at least another 10 – 15 years.
It is estimated that in the year 2020 still
2.400.000 tonnes of CRT’s are present in
Europe in households and companies that need
to be treated. CRT’s make up some 85% of the
weight of TV's and monitors. A CRT consist of
± 65% panel glass (Barium-Strontium glass),
± 30% funnel glass and ± 5% neck glass (both
containing lead glass). Panel and funnel are
sealed together by frit glass that also contains
lead metal – Pb. Depending on the producer and
the year of production the funnel glass contains
10 – 25% Lead Oxide – PbO and the neck glass
20 – 25%. On average a CRT screen contains
1 – 1,5 kg of PbO.eera-crt-online.pdf