Susan Talamantes Eggman, a member of the California State Assembly, has created a new recycling bill for e-waste, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last week. The bill, AB1419, will allow CRT glass from old TVs and computer monitors to be recycled more easily.
With this new bill, state agencies can identify additional end uses for the CRT glass, which includes use in new products where it poses no harm.
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Instead of ending up in landfills or gathering dust in warehouses, old TVs and monitors can be more easily recycled, thanks to a bill by Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday.
The bill allows the recycling of cathode ray tube, or CRT, glass, found in televisions and monitors rendered obsolete by the emergence of digital flat screens and monitors.
The process of recycling scrap CRT monitors and televisions produces both funnel glass, which contains high levels of lead, as well as low- and non-leaded panel glass. Recycling has become difficult, as there are fewer and fewer uses for this glass.