What is a Cathode Ray Tube?

The cathode ray tube (CRT) is a vacuum tube containing one or more electron guns, and a phosphorescent screen used to view images. It has a means to accelerate and deflect an electron beam onto the screen to create images.

The CRT uses an evacuated glass envelope which is large, deep (i.e. long from front screen face to rear end), fairly heavy, and relatively fragile. As a matter of safety, the face is typically made of thick lead glass so as to be highly shatter-resistant and to block most X-ray emissions, particularly if the CRT is used in a consumer product.

Why should you recycle a Cathode Ray Tube?

This means that recycling CRTs is a specialist recycling process because the CRTs contain several nasties. Mercury, Lithium, Cadmium, Phosphors, Lead and means that they should be treated as hazardous waste.

Our partner for the disposal of CRTs has made major investments in the recycling of hazardous substances and material commodities from Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs), found in televisions and computer monitors.

These investments enable our experts to recycle the glass found in TV screens and computer monitors in a closed-loop solution, and to manufacture new products from the recyclate.

Other materials, such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, are also recovered for recycling, and every step of the dismantling process is conducted in full accordance with all relevant UK and EU safety legislation.

They also lead the way in Flat Panel Display (FPD) recycling, raising the standard for British hazardous waste recycling once more. Fully trained operators use their expertise to create a closed-loop recycling solution and offer:

Integrated recycling and waste management solutions under one roof and achieve 94% recycle rate

How can Concept Management help?

Concept provide tailored reporting requirements suited to your business needs with full waste auditing services

We provide a national service, delivered locally at high environmental standards, with ISO accreditations. Our facility boasts safe working practices, based on CHAS Health and Safety management systems. We can demonstrate a reduced carbon footprint: recycled materials used in onward manufacturing processes use far less energy and water than virgin materials and an enhanced CSR agenda, enabling your business to make a positive environmental, social and economic impact with no effect on your day-to-day operations.