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TV recycling to create new jobs.

Byline: By DAVID JONES Business Correspondent

A COMPANY which specialises in the recycling of glass from television sets has announced a major investment in a processing plant near Mold that will create more than 20 new jobs.

The pounds 2.4m investment by CRT Recycling will introduce new technology into the UK for processing cathode ray tube glass from televisions.

The new facility will have the capacity to process in excess of 25,000 tonnes a year, the glass from about two million TV sets, which will be sold to manufacturing plants around the world.

New regulations which came into force this month require manufacturers to pay for the recycling of old electrical appliances and will ensure significant supplies of old TVs for recycling across the country.

CRT Recycling, which has its headquarters in Oswestry, has been working with German recycling technology specialist RTG for four years to develop the new processing system.

The new facility in Rhydymwyn, supported by the Welsh Assembly Government with Regional Selective Assistance grant, will be the only place in the UK with the system.

Chairman and managing director

David Burton and Andre Assmann, RTG managing director and a director of CRT Recycling, recently signed final agreements for the development which will see the UK plant using technology developed by RTG and operated under a sole licence agreement within the UK.

Mr Burton said: "The impact of the new regulations coupled with the shift to digital in the coming months will see huge numbers of redundant TVs which will need to go for recycling in future. We believe that our advanced technology, and extensive market outlets for the processed glass, will prove to be a winner."

Mr Assmann said: "By supporting this investment in the UK and with RTG's ten-year record of supplying high quality cathode ray tube glass to manufacturing plants around the world we believe that the Rhydymwyn plant will be an outstanding success."

Dr Brian Gibbons, Minister for the Economy and Transport, said Wales was already playing a significant role in attracting new companies and new green technologies to meet the growing market for recycling end-of-life products.

"These companies are targeting a niche market, enabling manufacturers to comply with new legislation while also helping to minimise the environmental impact of landfill," he said.

david.r.jones@dailypost.co.uk

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 19, 2007
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