Some users will stay with their CRTs until the bitter end, perhaps out of stubbornness and unwillingness to give the new display types a chance or perhaps out of loyalty to an old favorite. There is no denying, however, that cathode ray tubes just donít fit in a technological environment looking to move towards more organic and easily recyclable materials. Because when CRTs have finally outlived their usefulness, they certainly arenít friends to the environment.
Most states have banned dumping CRT monitors in landfills. Most CRTs contain about four to six pounds of lead and other toxic materials. Some states may still allow monitor dumping, but charge a fee. Check with your local government for information before tossing your CRT in the office wastebasket. Curt remains in my closet, mostly for sentimental reasons. Some girls hang on to love notes and shoes; I keep ancient electronic equipment.
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