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Recycling Discarded Screens for Tissue Regeneration

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Jul 15, 2009   Updated: Aug 17 2011 • References: treehugger and eurekalert.org
LCD television and computer screens can be recycled into a medicinal compound that can be used for medical purposes like tissue regeneration, pills and drug-delivering dressings.

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.