Innovate with CRTs (Cathode Ray Tubes) - Reuse and Recycle Challenge
This Global Alliance Innovation Exchange challenge competition, delivered by KTN Global Alliance Africa, is supporting the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Centre to identify innovations for the recycling and re-use of cathode ray tubes (CRTs). As new technologies become rapidly available, recycling and re-use of e-waste are crucial to reducing environmental impact. In Kenya, existing CRTs are being replaced by new technologies. Those CRTs are bulky and contain hazardous elements which make the disposal process complex. The WEEE Centre, which is currently processing the CRTs into different fractions, is looking for innovative solutions for the lead-embedded screens and steering coils and is interested in exploring alternative uses of the CRTs, either in their existing state or new state after they have been dismantled.
GBP 25,000 seed funding for the selected finalist to work on the specific challenge. Support from WEEE Centre and InnovateUK KTN, including support in the development of a prototype or pilot.
We anticipate solutions may come from, but are not limited to, the following sectors:
- Materials (e.g. glass, plastics,...)
- Construction (e.g. bricks)