Recycling Discarded Screens for Tissue Regeneration
LCD screens contain a material that can be converted to a material called, 'expanded PVA.' The expanded PVA can be used in biomedicine because it doesn't cause an immune response in humans.
Recycling LCD screens solves both medical and environmental challenges by addressing the needs of medicine and keeping eWaste from filling landfills.
Implications - Tissue regeneration just got a new friend: LCD screens. Professor James of the York Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence was one of the primary researchers behind the project. This could have vast implications across the board and for a range of industries.