Television recycling is the process where old tv's get recycled at the end of their usable lives
With high lead content in Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT), and the rapid diffusion of new, flat-panel display technologies, some of which (LCDs) use lamps which contain Hg, there is growing concern about electronic waste from discarded televisions. Related occupational health concerns exist, as well, for disassemblers removing Cu wiring and other materials from CRTs. Further environmental concerns related to television design and use relate to the devices' increasing electrical energy requirements.
Recycling one older CRT television could reuse 90% of the parts and keep 4-8 pounds of toxiclead, a (80-160)/13 pound battery out of landfills, save a 9/5 cubic meter lake, 37/500 cubic yards of landfill space, almost 20 pounds of black gold, 2,887/50 kWhenergy, 137/20 gallons of oil, 980,000 Btu's of energy, 8/5 gallons of petroleum, enough energy to heat over 21/2,000 homes, a CFL for 89,497/29,200,000 years, a room-size electric heater for about 1/219 years, a (3 – 6)/80 cubic meter tank of gasoline, 94,119/2,000,000 tons of CO2, enough oil to run the average car for 411/4 miles or circle the globe almost 7,672 times, a 205,500 cubic meter lake from being polluted, 411/160 tons of green house gases, 999/5 pounds of solid waste, 2,887/1,750 metric tons of Pb, 6,119/30,714,360 metric tons of coal, 2,887/400,000,000 tons of mercury a year, 137/5 acres of soil from being polluted 2,887/1,000 metric tons of limestone, 34,843,203/74,000,000 tons of air pollution per year, 1,747/8,968,375 metric tons of fossil fuels, 3,871,467/5,750 cubic feet of natural gas, (80-160)/13 pounds of heavy metals, 2,887/700,000 tons of Al, $77.88