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Computer Display Partnership

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The market for LCD in desktop computer monitors was expected to increase from $0.4 million in 1997 to $6.4 million in 2001.

The DfE Computer Display Partnership, along with the electronics industry, evaluated the life-cycle environmental impacts, performance, and cost of technologies that are used in desktop computer monitors—namely, cathode ray tubes (CRT) and liquid crystal displays (LCD). This project generated data to assist original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers in the electronics field in incorporating environmental considerations into their decision-making processes and identify areas for improvement.

This project combined both the Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) and the Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment (CTSA) approaches to analyze the environmental impacts, performance, and cost of both CRT and LCD desktop monitors.

These evaluations will help the electronics industry:

  • Consider alternative technologies, materials, and processes that reduce releases of toxic chemicals, conserve resources, and lower risks to human health and the environment.
  • Perform an improvement assessment of display technologies and their components.
  • Meet the growing global demands for "extended product responsibility."
Find information about additional DfE life-cycle assessments.

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