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Ever take into consideration these previous TVs we used to have lengthy earlier than our beloved flat panels? These huge, boxy tv units, together with pc screens, have been outfitted with Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) that at the moment are overtaking landfills with about 860 million kilos of waste as a result of they’re extraordinarily onerous to recycle. San Francisco-based mostly Fireclay Tile has a unique concept. Take the previous CRT glass and switch them into recycled glass tile.
When the corporate began changing their previous computer systems, it made the proprietor Paul Burns marvel what was occurring to these previous screens. After discovering out they only pile up in landfills, he found out a method to take your previous pc and switch them into tiles.
The tremendous thick glass is separated from the remainder of the monitor and as soon as it’s deemed protected, it’s crushed and demagnetized. The fabric then goes via a multi-step crushing course of that turns the glass particles into tiny items that may then soften when uncovered to warmth. The glass is forged into molds with a little bit of white colour pigment to lighten the pure CRT shade. The result’s a lighter grey shade that they’ve named Phosphor.
The tiles can be found in 2 x eight″, 2 x four″, and penny spherical mosaic sizes and you may select from Gloss or Matte finishes.