- The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to find a solution for issues associated with recycling cathode ray tube glass.
- The agency released documents outlining the current state of CRT, as well as potential industry-wide solutions to remedy the problems. The EPA said it is focused on continued input from the recycling industry and expanding the dialogue about CRT.
- The EPA also issued a diagram that illustrates different ways to potentially handle CRT.
The agency stressed that it wants to cultivate a relationship with the recycling community to tackle the mounting issues surrounding CRT recycling. The EPA also outlined plans that could include joining forces with e-waste recyclers to devise a strategy for recycling CRTs.
Recycling of CRTs has been a continuous problem. Kuusakoski Recycling came up with a method to re-use CRTs as landfill cover. This proposed solution has been controversial, and it seems there is currently no simple solution for recycling CRTs.
However, there is promising news: last month, Nulife announced plans to invest almost $6 million into the construction of a CRT recycling plant. The proposed Bristol, VA,-based facility would use technology to extract lead from the tubes in a sustainable manner.