Environmental Initiatives

Planar Environmental Initiatives

Displaying our green side

Government, customers, manufacturers, and the general public are increasingly interested in restricting the use of certain hazardous materials, including lead and mercury, and promoting the proper collection, recycling, and recovery of electronic equipment at its end-of-life. Many countries are adopting or proposing legislation requiring proper recycling of electronic waste. Product donation, reuse and recycling reduce waste from landfills and can result in recovered materials being recycled into other products.  

About Planar products

Although Planar works hard to design our products to be environmentally friendly, many still contain materials which need to be disposed in a careful manner. Some flat panel products still contain cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs), which contain very small amounts of mercury to provide energy-efficient illumination. The mercury-containing lamp in Planar's projectors is also used for illumination and energy efficiency. Planar is working diligently to replace these lamps with LED illumination technologies that will allow our products to maintain the high performance our customers expect while decreasing the impact to our environment.

Planar displays may contain other waste materials that can be hazardous if not disposed of properly. All Planar products must be recycled or disposed of according to local, State, or Federal laws. For general information on electronic waste or to learn about how to safely dispose of or recycle a Planar product, check the resources linked on this page.

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