Flipping the switch on toxic television

When the switch to all-digital broadcast signals is complete, thousands of old analog televisions in the United States will become obsolete. Oscar Hernandez, CE’08, wants to make sure they don’t end up in landfills, where their components can become toxic when exposed to the elements.

As part of a solid waste management class service-learning project, Hernandez produced a brochure to educate Missourians on the possible impact of the digital conversion. He says cathode-ray tube televisions (CRTs) should be taken to a recycling company that follows electronics recycling standards.
“I had an old television set sitting in my garage,” Hernandez admitted. “I just left it there because I didn’t know how to dispose of it. I want to educate people so that they will know the proper way to dispose of their old televisions.”

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