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6/18/2009 6:40 PM
 

Not a radio item, but of interest nonetheless, the Consumer Electronics Association commented this week on an aspect of the DTV transition that hasn’t been too widely discussed: What to do with all those old TVs.

 

CEA “urges consumers to take advantage of the many ways to safely dispose of unused analog televisions.” It said it offers a list of manufacturer and retailer “electronics “take back” and recycling programs as well as a searchable database of electronics recyclers by Zip code on its web site, www.mygreenelectronics.org.

 

It said it believes DTV transition alone “will not result in a significant increase in the number of televisions removed from homes across the U.S.” but that it’s important for consumers to get rid of their sets responsibly.

 

CEA also said many consumers are unaware of local options for recycling unused consumer electronics products. It emphasized that the site lets consumers access ways to find electronics recycling opportunities in their area and other info.

 

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2/12/2010 1:03 PM
 
Paul's right, don't just dump that old TV - take it outside to your buddy's farm with a power inverter (or very long extention cord) and watch the World Series or Super Bowl on it - and then when your favorite team loses - a brick or large rock thru the picture tube is truly worth it!  THEN, take what's left of your set to the recycling center (after removing power).  However, I don't recommend the Elvis version which involves handguns and picture tubes.
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