These tiles are made from your old computer monitors via @treehugger #recycle #reuse #ewaste
With everyone who can afford to turning to flat screen technology to replace their old TVs and monitors, there's an abundance of old cathode ray tube (CRT) glass hitting the e-waste stream, and a dearth of ways to put it back into service. But an innovative ceramic tile company that focuses on the use of recycled materials in their products has a great idea for recycled CRT glass, giving it a second life as a sustainable interior design element.
Before the advent of flat screen TVs and computer monitors, the electronics industry used CRT technology to display and project images, which required glass that was very thick and shatter-resistant. And with so many households replacing these old CRT units with sleek and efficient flat screens, hundreds of millions of pounds of unwanted CRT glass end up at landfills, because other than being recycled into more CRT glass (which isn't in high demand anymore), this potential resource is just a waste item.
#recycle #reuse #ewaste