Jobs boost at TV recycling plant

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RECYCLING and research company NuLife Glass is creating 30 jobs at a new facility in the North West.

The Midlands firm, which has pioneered a system to extract lead from the glass in waste TVs is opening its first industrial plant in Salford.

Construction at the site at the Fairhills Business Park, Woodrow Way, Irlam is under way and NuLife hopes the facility will be open in January.

The advent of plasma screen and LCD televisions in the last five years has seen millions of tradional TVs thrown away. New legislation requires that the lead can no longer be placed in landfill.

The recycling plant being built in Irlam by Nulife consists of a unique, emission-free furnace technology, which is described as “glass making in reverse” by the inventor Simon Greer.

Mr Greer said of the new plant:  “We have been planning our venture for several years and are very excited that it’s finally happening. 

“Nulife has found the answer to a global recycling crisis and we know the business is going to succeed and go from strength to strength.  We just need the right team in place now.”

Based in Stourbridge NuLife has spent years researching how to successfully recover the lead contained in the glass that makes the Cathode Ray Tube in older-style TVs.