Recyclers International introduces new glass recycling technology
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI),
a recycler of electronic waste, has received approval from the
State of California to utilize a technology system for the recycling
of glass from old televisions, computer monitors and cathode
ray tubes (CRTs).
Glass recovery and cleaning has long been
a challenge for recyclers of electronics, but ERI’s new technology,
utilizing a proprietary cleaning system, solves the problem,
enabling ERI to clean and process glass on site in a safe and
environmentally responsible way.
ERI is the first North American organization
to use this glass cleaning technology, developed in Europe. It
is already in place at ERI’s Fresno, California location and
is being installed at all other ERI locations around the country.
John Shegerian, ERI’s chairman and CEO, said
that ERI has gained the rights to utilize the technology in the
United States after researching and evaluating its success in
European countries such as Italy, Germany, Scotland and England.
The technology is has broad acceptance in Europe as the standard
for glass processing and is now being used in 18 nations there.