You’re ready to spring for a brand-new television, and now you’re faced with a problem. What do you do with your old LED or plasma TV? If it still works, the best option is to pass it along to someone who can use it. But if it is beyond repair, sending that giant TV to the landfill is not a good idea. It’s filled with chemicals and heavy metals that can contaminate soil and water. Instead, recycling that old television is the right path to take. Let’s take a peek at some avenues for responsibly recycling your television. Read on to find out which option is best for you. The Trouble with Trashing TVs Worldwide, we humans generate over 50 million tons of e-waste every year. The UN Environment Program reports that only 20% of that waste is formally recycled. Unrecycled e-waste usually ends up in landfills or incinerators. Sometimes it ends up in developing countries that lack the facilities to handle these materials safely, endangering workers and the environment. According to All Green Recycling , plasma TVs are one of the most frequently disposed consumer electronics items. Plasma and LED TVs contain heavy metals. Metals such as cadmium, […]

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