Recycling Lives gets CRT boost from Veolia

In a great start to the New Year, Recycling Lives has expanded its cathode ray tube (CRT) recycling line in with a lucrative new contract.

After beating a number of other companies to the contract, Recycling Lives will now collect and recycle display screen equipment from 17 busy household waste recycling sites across the Merseyside area, increasing the company’s current recycling rate by 2,600 tonnes – equal to an extra 130,000 screens – each year.

The new influx of work represents a significant boost to Recycling Lives’ CRT recycling department and will enable the company to offer more work experience placements and more employment opportunities to its Residents and other unemployed individuals in the local area.

The contract has been awarded to Recycling Lives by Veolia Environmental Services and marks the latest collaboration between the two organisations. Recycling Lives has been carrying out screen collections for Veolia in the Shropshire area since 2007? – a contract that has just been extended by another year – and is in discussions with Veolia regarding the extension of its collection and recycling services to other areas of the country.

Processed CRT casingsDavid Allen, Development Manager at Recycling Lives’ CRT recycling department, commented:

“Winning Veolia’s CRT collection and recycling contract for Merseyside has been a great start to the new year for us. Here at Recycling Lives, our innovative CRT processing methods and our commitment to consistently high recycling rates mean that we can process a large number of screens safely and efficiently, with minimum impact on the environment.

“With on-going research into manufacturing unique glass tiles from the material we salvage from old cathode ray tubes, we offer something that no other recycling company is able to: a closed-loop recycling solution for a normally problematic item.

“We’re pleased that Veolia has chosen to strengthen their partnership with us and look forward to a long and fruitful working relationship with them in the future.