Monitors and Visual Display Units
Display technology is commonly associated with screens that present information in visual form. Most displays are used in television sets (TVs), computer monitors and mobile phones/smartphones.
In 2018, an estimated number of 1.67 billion households owned a television set worldwide. Other types of displays used daily include: military displays, head-mounted displays, broadcast reference displays, public area displays and medical monitors.(Source: The Statistics Portal).
In Ireland 96.5% of householder have a TV with 80.8% having a computer leading us to believe, most computer users are likely having a screen of some sort at home (Irish Stats Source: CSO)
Flat Panel Display shipments are only expected to amount to 3.2 billion units worldwide in 2020. This is due to the pandemic (Source: The Statistics Portal) In recent times curved monitors demand is on the rise which means a greater number of flat-panel screens will be replaced in homes and offices leaving the old one’s unused!
TV’s, Visual Display Units (VDU’S) and Monitors are made up of 8 different core elements including glass 40%, zinc / Mazak 1%, plastic 21%, circuit boards 11%, iron/steel 15%, cable 3%, and transformers 2%. To allow recycling each element must be separated without leaving any cross-contamination i.e. clean plastic, clean glass, clean copper, etc.
A CRT monitor is a computer monitor based around a device called a Cathode Ray Tube and has been around for decades. The size and shape of the tube have determined the dimensions of computer monitors.
In recent times CRT technology has been replaced by LCD and TFT screens but some people and companies are still using older CRT monitors. We estimate there are still thousands of tons of CRT monitors hoarded away in people’s home and offices. These type monitors need to be extracted and safely recycled and Recycle IT can help.
Recycle IT want to encourage people in Dublin and the surrounding areas to support our social enterprise and the environment by giving up old yet functional monitors and recycling broken or damaged monitor. Choosing to give up your used electronics rather than placing them in the bin reduces the need to process new raw materials for new products and helps the earth stay green for longer!
Recycle IT offer a recycling service for all types of TVs, VDUs, and Monitors which guarantees safe recycling for your end of life screen.
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT offer recycling opportunities to home and business customers for all types of electronics equipment. With Recycle IT, TV and monitor recycling is available using a free, drop off, free community collections or through a cost-effective personal or business collection and disposal. We will accept your old electrical items alongside your old TVs and monitors.
Recycle IT services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT are supported by Pobal, South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office.