Over the past few years, a growing number of environmental violations at e-recycling facilities have come to light where recyclers simply stockpile CRT glass rather than paying to send it for recovery. Some of these companies have abandoned their business, leaving the mess and the financial liability for their customers to take care of.
COM2 began processing CRT glass at its Carol Stream, Illinois facility in 2009. After separating and cleaning the glass, the processed glass was sent to downstream facilities for final recovery. COM2 soon realized the constraints and costs of sending glass off site for final recovery were becoming prohibitive and decided to invest in its own CRT glass recovery process.
In traditional frit and glass manufacturing, these materials must be subject to high temperatures and fused. Since CRT glass has already been vitrified, the energy for that step in the process is eliminated. The lead contained in the funnel portion of CRT glass makes the glass highly fusible, further reducing the amount of energy required for the overall manufacturing process.
Businesses, organizations, communities, individuals –COM2 offers competitive pricing for TV and monitor recycling, either as a stand-alone recycling service or in conjunction with other e-recycling/asset management needs. Contact COM2 for custom pricing.