Clarity develops new service to recycle CRT glass

Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) once dominated screen technology, but with the introduction of LED, LCD and plasma, the manufacture of CRT screens has all but disappeared. Clarity Environmental has developed a new service that is assisting the UK recycling industry with the redundant glass.

Clarity provides recycling options for CRT glass

The CRT is a vacuum tube containing one or more electron guns and a fluorescent screen used to view images. The glass contains a lot of lead and requires specialist equipment to recycle the components correctly and safely.

Clarity provides a CRT recycling service, with collections of whole television sets, monitor units or just the glass. Our network of specialist hubs, based across the UK, safely disassemble the CRT units and remove the tubes from the screens. 

Clarity exports CRT glass to Europe

Using approved routes, Clarity manages the export of the glass tubes to Europe, where they are processed into concrete structures that are used within the construction industry.

Director John Adams, who heads up Clarity's Waste and Recycling division, said: “Clarity has worked for many years in the export industry, building a specialism and expertise in transfrontier shipment of waste (TFS) exports, which means we are ideally placed within the industry to offer this service. We provide a professional and transparent service that is second to none.

"For some time now, we have been hearing from electronic recyclers who are taking in old television screens and computer monitors and have been looking for the recycling options available to them. We are pleased to be able to provide this recycling service to help with the growing amount of redundant CRT glasss.

"Our customers and partners can be sure that our service is not only cost-effective, but it is also transparent, meaning our customers know where the glass is going and what is going to happen to it when it arrives.”

Do you have CRT screens to recycle?

Clarity Environmental would like to hear from Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATFs) or designated collection facilities (DCFs) who may have, or are looking to collect CRT monitors and screens or glass. If you have CRT screens that you are looking to recycle, contact Clarity Environmental on 0845 129 7177 to find out more about our latest service.

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