Recycling and research company Nulife Glass has announced it is to open its first industrial plant in the country in Irlam.
The plant will open next month, creating more than 30 jobs, when the firm moves its head office from the West Midlands. The facility will use new techniques developed by Nulife to safely recycle televisions.
Nulife was assisted in its site search by inward investment agency Midas and Salford City Council.
Simon Greer, managing director of Nulife Glass, said: "We are proud to have developed a truly world-leading technique to safely recycle televisions, and we are pleased to be delivering this project in Greater Manchester. Midas and Salford City Council provided important advice and assistance over the last few months, and we are now looking forward to recruiting our full team and starting work."
Colin Sinclair, chief executive of Midas, said: "With at least one other UK site under consideration, it is fantastic that Nulife Glass has chosen Salford as home to its new industrial plant. The 30-plus new jobs are a significant boost to the borough and wider city region, and provide further evidence of the effective working of Midas and our partner organisations."
Nulife Glass has resolved the recycling problem of how to extract lead from the glass cathode ray tube in televisions, which it says is a world first. The UK, Europe and USA have all experienced problems with discarded TV screens because new legislation means old sets must be recycled and not land filled. Nulife said other companies from around the world have already booked early viewing appointments for the Irlam plant with a view to buying equipment from the company and taking advantage of being among the first to market with this innovative technology in their own countries.