As Mexico moves to all-digital TV, some worry old sets won’t be recycled properly

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As Mexico moves to all-digital TV, some worry old sets won't be recycled properly1

The Mexican government has been handing out free digital television sets as a part of its push to move away from an analog broadcasting system. A week ago, it became the first country in Latin America to fully switch to all-digital television transmission.

While many have taken advantage of the opportunity, some say the move could harm the environment as old televisions may not be recycled properly. CCTV America’s Martin Markovits explains.

As Mexico moves to all-digital TV, some worry old sets won\'t be recycled properly

As Mexico moves to all-digital TV, some worry old sets won\'t be recycled properly

The Mexican government has been handing out free digital television sets as a part of its push to move away from an analog broadcasting system. A week ago, it became the first country in Latin America to fully switch to all-digital television transmission. While many have taken advantage of the opportunity, some say the move could harm the environment as old televisions may not be recycled properly. CCTV America's Martin Markovits explains.