New CRT recycling plant due to open within weeks
A plant which is set to revolutionise the way Cathode Ray Televisions are recycled is weeks away from opening.
The plant, operated by Nulife Glass, has created 30 new jobs in the region and once up and running will have the capacity to recycle 2000 TV screens every day.
With CRTs a thing of the past as people upgrade to the latest flat-screen models, there are an ever growing number being thrown away, most of which end up in landfill with potentially harmful environmental consequences.
Nulife Glass founder Simon Greer has spent the last 14 years working on a pioneering technique to safely recycle the screens which would otherwise end up in landfill or be shipped abroad to be re-sold.
Greer’s pioneering process consists of a unique emission-free furnace technology that produces clean glass and lead which can then be used for things like church roofs and flooring respectively.
He said: “What this process allows you to do is create usable products, here in the UK, so there is no need to ship this material abroad.”
Talking about the opening of the new plant he said: “People from all over the world who are interested in buying a plant from us are coming to visit us first.
“We have got people coming from the USA, Canada, Eastern Europe and all over the UK.”