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Recycling electronic waste safely


Cathode ray tubes are highly toxic due to the leaded glass and mercury dust, and so need proper processing.SAMUEL ONG / THE STAR, 2ND MARCH 2015.

Cathode ray tubes are highly toxic due to the leaded glass and mercury dust, and so need proper processing.SAMUEL ONG / THE STAR, 2ND MARCH 2015.

When handled properly, e-waste yields useful and valuable resources.

One of the most toxic e-wastes is cathode ray tubes which are found in old televisions and computer monitors; the funnel-shaped glass is contaminated by lead and mercury. One waste recovery facility that can handle this material is Meriahtek in Taman Teknologi Cheng, Malacca.

   

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