[Noisebridge-discuss] CRT donations to noisebridge

Tymm Twillman tymmothy at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 01:02:23 UTC 2011

On Feb 22, 2011, at 4:47 PM, Jake wrote:

> On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
>> Personally, I'd rather not accumulate mostly-useless CRTs (in favor of
>> LCDs), recyclers do like these (in a sense).
>> I believe that California pays for them to be handled by these
>> e-recycling groups since they're so toxic inside.
> I don't want to accumulate them either, and with our current policy we seem to have two in the elevator room ready for pickup, and three in the hack area (two on the videogame setup and one is a video-monitor i almost used the other day) so it's not too bad.
> As for toxics, it is only that there is lead IN the glass (it's an alloy): "Color and monochrome CRTs may contain toxic substances, such as cadmium, in the phosphors.  The rear glass tube of modern CRTs may be made from leaded glass, which represent an environmental hazard if disposed of improperly.  By the time personal computers were produced, glass in the front panel (the viewable portion of the CRT) used barium rather than lead, though the rear of the CRT was still produced from leaded glass. Monochrome CRTs typically do not contain enough leaded glass to fail EPA tests." (from wikipedia of course)
> so as long as we don't try to compost them, they won't hurt us.

there goes my gardening project.

> -jake
>> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 4:31 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>>> While the garbage company won't accept CRTs (or lead-acid batteries, or
>>> technically any lead at all) they are the bread-and-butter of e-waste
>>> collectors.
>>> anyway, two things to remember:  e-waste collectors love CRTs and we love
>>> some things with CRTs in them.
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