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November 6, 2009

Digital switchover means more TV’s dumped

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by David Allen

One side effect of the digital switchover has been the amount of TV’s being dumped for recycling.

According to Cumbria County Council, there has been an increase of around seventy per cent in the amount of old television sets being sent off for recycling.

The council have released figures from the last year that show around fifty thousand televisions were discarded, but the strange thing about this is that the majority of them could have easily been converted to digital TV with a set top box.

This just shows that the message may not be getting through to some viewers that the digital switchover does not necessarily mean having to switch the television.

An increase in discarded TV’s is being seen on a national level and with over seven million homes just switched over in the Granada TV region these figure are likely to rise.

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