Cathode Ray Tube Recycling in South Africa
AbstractHouseholds and businesses produce high levels of electrical and electronic waste (ewaste), fueled by modernization and rapid obsolescence. While the challenges imposed by e-waste are similar everywhere in the world, disparities in progress to deal with it exist, with developing nations lagging. The increase in e-waste generation highlights the need to develop ways to manage it. This paper reviews global and South African e-waste management practices with a specific case study on Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) waste. CRTs present the biggest problem for recyclers and policy makers because they contain lead and antimony. Common disposal practices have been either landfilling or incineration. Research into South African CRT waste management practices showed there is still more to do to manage this waste stream effectively. However, recent developments have placed e-waste into a priority waste stream, which should lead to intensified efforts in dealing with it. Overall, these efforts aim to increase diversion from landfill and create value-adding opportunities, leading to social and environmental benefits. View Full-Text
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Ledwaba, P.; Sosibo, N. Cathode Ray Tube Recycling in South Africa. Recycling 2017, 2, 4.
Ledwaba P, Sosibo N. Cathode Ray Tube Recycling in South Africa. Recycling. 2017; 2(1):4.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ledwaba, Pontsho; Sosibo, Ndabenhle. 2017. "Cathode Ray Tube Recycling in South Africa." Recycling 2, no. 1: 4.