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PRESS ARTICLE: Re-make/Re-model

National Glass Centre, 14 October 2010 - 27 February 2011

Language of Birds, 2010
Language of Birds, 2010

...To accompany the exhibition Simon Greer, founder of Nulife Glass will give a talk before the exhibition opens to the public on Wednesday 13 October, presenting his company’s activity and discussing recycling plant technology and the environmental impact of the process.

Nulife Glass is a small company with a unique solution to de-leading the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) glass from televisions and computer screens. Glass is theoretically infinitely recyclable – once formed, it takes less energy to recycle than to melt down the original raw materials. Glass can be melted and reused, without compromising its quality, time and time again. As a response to the process Simon has pioneered, artist Lucy Harvey has been working with the company to look at how the lead and glass, once separated can be re-used or re-united...

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PRESS ARTICLE: Highlights from SWEEEP/Kuusakoski press release June 2010

Boris Johnson receives off the cuff gift

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, received an off the cuff gift at last week's Give and Take event at City Hall, when Justin Greenaway from SWEEEP/Kuusakoski presented Mr Johnson with a pair of cufflinks from Nulife Glass. The cuff links are made using the glass recovered from old television sets, demonstrating the variety and diversity of products being made using the material recovered from waste electronics.

Justin Greenaway comments: “It was great to see the Mayor of London championing small household electrical recycling last week. While it's really important to get people bringing along their waste electricals, it's also crucial to be able to show how the recovered materials are making it back into the manufacturing industry for use in high quality, everyday products. It's this last stage of the recycling process that few people are aware of. However, many consumers and businesses like to purchase goods with recycled content - especially when it's from items they themselves have made the effort to separate and take to a household recycling site.

“That is why we wanted to present the cufflinks to Mr Johnson and show him how waste TVs from London is helping to provide raw materials for a wide range of exciting products.”

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London with a pair of cufflinks from Nulife Glass  presented by Justin Greenaway from SWEEEP/Kuusakoski

Left: Boris Johnson, Mayor of London with a pair of cufflinks from Nulife Glass presented by Justin Greenaway from SWEEEP/Kuusakoski

PRESS ARTICLE: Salford Business Awards 2010

Nulife Glass receives Highly Commended for The Green Award sponsored by the Environment Agency

The Green Award recognises those businesses for whom the protection or enhancement of the environment is at the core of their activities or whose products or practices have resulted in significant environment improvement. The judges have looked at how environmental considerations are build into the planning and daily operations of the business as well as the efforts made to lessen the impacts of their business process on the environment. These activities should be driven by the organisation rather than by legislation.

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Laurie Wood, Nulife Glass Technical Director receiving the award from Keith Ashcroft, Area Manager for the Environment Agency

Left: Laurie Wood, Nulife Glass Technical Director receiving the award from Keith Ashcroft, Area Manager for the Environment Agency

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Samsung to stop making CRT TVs sooner rather than later?

Samsung, one of the few household names who still manufacture TVs containing a CRT, may be stepping out of this market much sooner than had been forecast by recycling companies operating in the “glass to glass” market place. In a Q&A session following their 2009 Q4 earnings call, James Flaw – CFO of Corning Incorporated stated the following in response to a question about the future of the CRT market.

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Nulife Glass to create 30 jobs in Salford



New CRT recycling plant due to open within weeks by Ruth Faulkner


Recycling Plant brings 30 New Jobs to Salford by James RichardsonPRESS ARTICLE: Manchester Evening News
28 January 2010

Recycling Plant brings 30 New Jobs to Salford by James Richardson

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WEB ARTICLE: TheBusinessDesk.com

Jobs boost at TV recycling plant


WEB ARTICLE: randstad

Salford recycling plant to create 30 jobs


WEB ARTICLE: CRAIN’S Manchester Business
28 January 2010

Recycling firm relocates to Salford by Simon Binns


WEB ARTICLE: The Businessdesk.com
29 January 2010

Nulife Glass moves HQ to Irlam, along with new plant


WEB ARTICLE: Recycle.co.uk
29 January 2010

Nulife Recycles Old Televisions by Lynn Baker


WEB ARTICLE: Place Northwest
29 January 2010

TV recycling firm chooses Salford for HQ


WEB ARTICLE: Enforbusiness.com

Salford recycling jobs


PRESS ARTICLE: idfx magazine
November 2009.

Seeing Clearly by Amelia Thorpe

Recycled glass is a beautiful, high-quality and sustainable material that is so versatile it can be fashioned into everything from worktops, tiles and bricks to flooring and
Kitchen units…

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Television Recycling first in NW, first in World

UK recycling and research company Nulife Glass has resolved the recycling problem of how to extract lead from the glass in waste televisions and is opening its first industrial plant in Irlam, near Manchester.  The pioneering company will be taking on more than 30 people of varying skills during the coming weeks including industrial electricians, team leaders, office staff and at least 8 people to carry out the therapeutic role of smashing TVs!

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PRESS ARTICLE: Materials Recycling Week

A New Life for Old CRTs by Andrea Height

It’s taken over a decade to solve the problem of separating the lead from glass in old cathode ray tubes (CRTs). Andrea Height meets the man who cracked it.

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Is the tide turning for toxic TV exports?

The exposé this week by Greenpeace, Sky News and The Independent that non-working electronic equipment is being illegally exported to Nigeria for recycling will come as no shock for anyone involved in the electronics recycling industry. Industry groups and recyclers have been pointing out for years that proper implementation of the WEEE regulations are being undermined by illegal exports and the shady area of “reuse” of equipment that has been discarded in the UK because it no longer works...

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Toxic Televisions – a new approach to CRT recycling

Recycling is broadly defined as ‘subjecting a material to a process so that it can be used again’. An internet search for companies ‘recycling’ TVs, monitors and cathode ray tubes will bring up a list of over 100 companies in the UK alone so it is clear that the UK has no problem in recycling the 105,000 tonnes of cathode ray tube (CRT) glass that WRAP studies predict will become waste during 2008?..

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The end is in sight for “glass to glass CRT recycling”

Sony Corp, one of the best known manufacturers of televisions, ended the production of CRT based televisions at the end of March 2008 closing down one of a dwindling number of “glass to glass” recycling routes for scrap CRT glass.

Sony Corp. ended production of cathode-ray tubes in Japan in 2004, but continued to produce the old-style TVs under the "Trinitron" brand at plants in Singapore and Malaysia to meet limited demand in Latin America and parts of Asia.

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Toxic Waste Televisions: Problem Solved

UK recycling and research company Nulife Glass has resolved the toxic problem of poisonous lead in the glass from waste televisions.

The UK, Europe and USA are set to be awash with discarded TV screens during the coming years because new EU legislation means we must recycle and not landfill. Until now there has been no long term solution to recycling TVs as there was no way to safely recover the lead content in the glass that makes the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) through which the picture is created in the older style units.

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Nulife Glass Ltd appoints new Technical Director.

CRT recycling company Nulife Glass Ltd has appointed Laurie Wood Msc, C.Env, as Technical Director to oversee development of their recycling facilities and recycling plant development in Stourbridge, West Midlands. Laurie joins the company from British Standards Institute where he has worked for the last 8 years as an Environmental Specialist.

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Green light for unique TV detox programme: “This is the holy grail of recycling”, says Nulife Glass CEO.

Nulife Glass Limited, a company founded and led by Simon Greer, has developed a unique recycling plant technology that recycles televisions. It is the only process in the world to extract lead from the glass screen, called a cathode ray tube (CRT), leaving two safe, usable end products. It removes an environmental hazard significantly reducing the toxicity of the glass and makes non-toxic glass products...

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E-Scrap Conference 2010, Orlando, USA

Venue: E-Scrap Conference, 29 -30 September 2010, New Orleans, USA

E-Scrap 2010: Polish up on CRT glass
Simon Greer, Director of Nulife Glass Processing Ltd. has been invited to join a panel of experts at the E-Scrap Conference, Hilton New Orleans Riverside to discuss Nulife Glass’ technology for separating and processing CRT glass.

With downstream processing disruptions, environmental pressure and an uncertain future, e-scrap firms handling CRT glass are getting hit from all sides. In what will be a major topic at the 2010 E-Scrap Conference, a panel of experts will present their experiences in the CRT glass recycling market, and share tips on how firms can best meet tomorrow's challenges. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Kenneth Schefski will give an overview of the EPA's CRT Rule. From the private sector, Simon Greer, of Nulife Glass, and Bill McGeever, of ECS Refining, will give an overview of new processing strategies and their experience succeeding in CRT glass recycling.

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E-Scrap Conference 2009, Orlando, USA

Venue: E-Scrap Conference, 23-24 September 2009, Orlando, USA

Nulife Glass Processing Ltd. will be attending the E-Scrap Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Orlando. Please come and visit us at the tradeshow.

E-Scrap Conference, Glendale, Arizona, USA

Venue: E-Scrap Conference, Glendale, Arizona, 17-18 September 2008
Speaker: Simon Greer, Nulife Glass Ltd
Title: Latest technologies in CRT processing

Simon Greer, founder of Nulife Glass Ltd, was invited to be one of the guest speakers at the E-Scrap electronics recycling conference in Glendale, Arizona. 

Simon presented for the first time to a US audience Nulife Glass Ltd’s unique technology for de-leading CRT glass.  He discussed the business’ history, the journey through the research and development stages to achieving the highly efficient recycling plant technology and the minimal environmental impact of this process.  Highlights of his talk included the success of separating the lead from the CRT glass with the end products of pure lead and de-leaded glass, and the transformation of the recycled CRT glass into new products such as screed and work surfaces.

The E-Scrap Conference a gathering of 900 largely but not exclusively US based waste business owners, regulators and influencers, provided an important networking opportunity for potential Nulife Glass customers.  The audience was incredibly receptive to his talk and afterwards delegates had the opportunity to make enquiries and follow up with questions

‘Looking into Glass’ Conference, Contemporary Glass Society

Venue: Eden Project, 28/29/30 September 2007
Speaker: Simon Greer, Managing Director of Nulife Glass Ltd
Title: ‘Glass alchemy – art from TV mountains’

Simon Greer, founder of Nulife Glass Ltd, was one of ten speakers at the Contemporary Glass Society’s recent conference at the Eden Project. The theme of the conference included issues of sustainability, the environment and recycling technology in glass making. The conference provided a valuable platform for discussion, as well as sharing ideas with talented artists and makers, in the inspirational setting of the Eden Project, Cornwall.

Simon presented Nulife Glass Ltd’s unique solution to de-leading TV and computer glass. He discussed the recycling plant technology, the environmental impact of the process, the end products of lead and de-leaded glass, and the transformation of recycled TV and computer glass into designed products.

The receptive audience of artists and glassmakers were eager to discover new glass processes and equally shocked by the images of discarded waste electronics from around the world. These only served to reinforce the importance of companies such as Nulife Glass that work towards developing realistic alternative methods for waste processing.

 Following the talk Simon enjoyed answering questions from makers, who were inspired, after seeing Nulife’s samples, by the potential of making use of the de-leaded glass. Simon stressed that ‘Nulife Glass sees a window of opportunity to work with designer/makers to develop further products for the mass market, in order to engage the public, create products, and thus close the loop, giving TV + computers back to the consumer in a different form’.

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