As complete appliances, CCFL Displays are deemed to be hazardous waste (e.g. 16 02 13*, 20 01 35*) in the EU according to the German Waste Catalogue Ordinance. These appliances may only be handled by authorized handling plants.
Devices, components and electronic circuitry can have sharp edges if damaged and should be treated with care. Gloves are recommended.
The removal of components, especially hazardous ones or batteries, should only be completed by a qualified professional with appropriate tools and safety equipment to maximise technician safety.
Particular relevant measures
CCFL Displays must be stored in accordance with the requirements stipulated in ANNEX VIII, point 1 or 2 of Directive 2012/19/EU and must, amongst other things, be stored in a weatherproof manner. Containers with covers must be used when storing and transporting the CCFL Displays.
Consequently, one of the most significant objectives is to minimize the emissions of hazardous substances which pose a risk to the environment (e.g. Pb, Hg as RoHS exemption) through the separate collection and treatment of CCFL Displays.
CCFL Displays contain these hazardous substances like Pb as RoHS exemption in the electronic units, and Hg as RoHS exemption in the CCFL backlight of panel. However, the majority is these electronic units and backlight module are present in the PCB assembly or inside panel. In order to reduce emissions as much as possible, complete disposal of the old appliances is required, i.e. PCB assemblies should be collected. This treatment may only be performed in explicitly authorized handling plants.
According to the classification in these guidelines, the term “CCFL Display” refers to “CCFL Display” of the brands represented in the DIGITALEUROPE membership.
- CCFL TVs
- CCFL Monitors
- CCFL Signages