Informed decisions for sound CRT recycling
You don’t need to be a trained auditor to ensure your hazardous CRT units are properly managed. This simple checklist will help you make the responsible choice.
Be sure to do ALL FIVE STEPS to make sure you are making the right choice.
- Find a certified electronics recycler – Go to www.e-Stewards.org and www.R2solutions.org to find a certified electronics recycler near you. These companies have undergone rigorous audits to help ensure proper handling and management of hazardous electronic products.
- Call the recycler and say you are interested in shipping them CRT products. Ask (in this exact order):
- How much leaded glass do they produce for recycling in a year?
- Where do they send the leaded glass and how it is managed (glass-to-glass, smelter, other)?
- Get the name and contact information for the company they are sending the leaded glass to. (See the list of leaded glass processors)
- Call the downstream company that is recycling the leaded glass and get confirmation that they are receiving the volume of material indicated by the recycler.
- If you chose to contract with that recycler, put a stipulation in your agreement that you must be notified of any changes in the downstream for the leaded glass.
- VISIT the facility. All certified e-recyclers are not created equal! Seeing a well managed operation run by informed personnel is key to making the right choice.