TV recycling plant to create jobs in Salford

February 19, 2010 at 3:47 pm

The recycling company Nulife Glass has announced that it will be opening its first industrial plant in Irlam, Salford, in February. It has confirmed that this will lead to the creation of 30 new jobs. The plant will recycle glass from old television sets, where the lead will be extracted from the glass to be used again.

The plant will use new techniques that the company has developed itself over many years. The technique is the first of its kind in the world, according to the company, and it has already generated interest from international firms keen to use the technology for their own systems.

Flat-screen TVs are much more popular now, which means many people are throwing out their old TV sets. This creates a huge problem in the safe disposal of the old televisions, because if they are sent to landfill then the lead can seep into the earth and lead to environmental problems.

According to Nulife Glass, 14 years have gone into research on the new technique, which is emission free and leads to the production of clean glass and reusable lead. The new plant will have the capability to recycle 2,000 TV screens a day. However, the project will only have a short lifespan because within 10 years the popularity of flat-screen TVs will mean that the supplies will dry up.

There will be numerous types of job roles created, including electricians, office staff and people to take the TVs apart. The company has announced that its head office will also move from the West Midlands to the new location.

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One response to “TV recycling plant to create jobs in Salford”

  1. kayley says:

    Yes that is a good idea. I may only be 11 but I think it is a good idea, it will save money on making more and more tvs.