cathode ray tube (CRT) recycler in Manchester, England, plans
to open a New York facility and sell the lead it recovers into
the local market.
NuLife Glass NY Inc.
has started work at a 23-acre site in Sheridan, a small town in
western New York, which it selected for the states
competitive energy costs.
The company will buy
CRTs, which will be crushed and melted in a furnace that
separates the glass and lead, and the lead will be converted
into ingots for resale. "It will be a clean commodity-grade
lead and whoever is paying the best will get it," Laurence
Wood, technical director of NuLife in Manchester, told
A furnace in storage
that is owned by the company will be shipped from the United
Kingdom to the plant within the next nine months. The company
expects to hire 25 people initially, but this number could
swell if conditions warrant the installation of a second
NuLife was issued a
Solid Waste Management permit from the New York Department of
Environmental Conservation in January. It is now working to
receive a Title V Air permit.
Renovations and site
work will be done during the permit process. "The building has
been empty for four years and has been vandalized, so there is
a lot of refurbishment to do," Wood said.
Favorable energy costs
sealed the decision to select the site, Wood said. "The furnace
we use is electrically heated and uses a significant amount of
power. The New York Power Authority gave us a fantastic deal on
New York is required
to recycle electronic waste under the Electronic Equipment
Recycling and Reuse Act.