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    More CRT's going to the landfills

    Don't how many of you have read this one but NuLife is having problems. I hope it all doesn't effect the entire country, but it probably will.

    https://resource-recycling.com/e-scr...ds-operations/

    What do you all think about this?
    Cleaning up the e-waste one company at a time

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    Its sad but more and more places will landfill them. The worst of the CRT wave has passed and lots of them have been recycled but as the CRT's end the only place for them to go is the landfill...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tski72 View Post
    Don't how many of you have read this one but NuLife is having problems. I hope it all doesn't effect the entire country, but it probably will.

    https://resource-recycling.com/e-scr...ds-operations/

    What do you all think about this?
    Been reading about this for a while. NuLife claims that to ensure profitabilty, when you start up a furnance, you should have 10 years worth of feedstock. Kind of makes sense. Why install a furnance and find out later that you can't make your investment back. Problem here is the EPA speculative accumulation rule. Basically says you must recycle at least 75% of your stock each year to not be considered speculative accumulation. Also read that either NY or PA wanted some sort of bond to ensure that if they went belly up, someone would clean up the rest of it.

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    This seems very easy to me; smash them and pulverize the glass to a point it can be added to highway pavements and cement and make roads out of it. It will be bound for decades, maybe centuries in the grind, mix, repave loop. Use it for sand and aggregate in building projects. Use it to make windows and car parts and components... Headlights, windows, insulators.

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    Use the leaded glass to make bricks to entomb Fukushima......

    Good link/site. E-Scrap 2017

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    Word from the underground says that, in copper smelting, the crushed CRT glass can be used in place of mined angelsite, displacing mined minerals for greatly increased cost-efficiency (essentially using garbage to save on virgin material). However, as I understand it, the EPA does not distinguish CRT glass in any form or consistency so, even when pulverized and applied to industrial soldering, it's technically the same as burning a TV to toast a hot dog. Apparently, the big copper operations in Latin America would love to have this stuff but without a push to ease regulation in the end use of CRT glass (or how it is defined), they can't risk the fines, which could run into the hundreds of millions.

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    As long as the EPA identifies CRTs as toxic waste, there is nothing that can be legally done. In many European countries, TVs are permanently stored in attics and garages due to the sky-high costs of legally disposing of them !

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    There's a reason people call the EPA "Employment Prevention Agency". Constantly in everyone's way that is trying to accomplish anything.

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    That's what they doing in the county I live in.
    I hate to take them to the landfill but they take up so much space. I will no longer be accepting them. Even at the $10 fee lve been charging to remove them. $300- $400 a month is not worth it to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t00nces2 View Post
    This seems very easy to me; smash them and pulverize the glass to a point it can be added to highway pavements and cement and make roads out of it. It will be bound for decades, maybe centuries in the grind, mix, repave loop. Use it for sand and aggregate in building projects. Use it to make windows and car parts and components... Headlights, windows, insulators.
    CRT glass is leaded, Highly leaded i'm told any use of it will allow the lead to leach out slowly, but the EPA doesn't care about that... I mean they wont let you use lead wheel weights because they end up beside the road no way they are going to make leaded gravel for asphalt. :-(



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