Mission Glass Plus


Waste from old cathode ray tube (CRT) television sets is on the rise due to the digital switchover and technological change. What will happen to the old television sets that people have taken to recycling centres?


Old CRT television sets have to be treated in order to avoid releasing dangerous substances into the environment and to recycle materials. For example, cathode ray tube (CRT) glass can be recycled and used to produce new materials.


The result is a ceramic tile porcelain arising from the disposal of old CRT TVs.


With Glass Plus Project, which ended in December 2011, we obtained a very innovative product which, thanks to its high content of post-consumer materials, produces environmental benefits - in terms of savings in raw materials, energy and CO2 - obtaining credits for LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). An added value for our homes and the environment.


Officially launched in October 2010, the project is scheduled to last three years following its inclusion in Eco-innovation, a European programme forming part of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP) that contributes to the implementation of Environmental Technologies Action Plan guidelines.

Through the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), Eco-innovation offers support services to both public and private businesses of EU Member States aiming to promote the effective marketing and economic exploitation of Europe’s most eco-innovative products and services. Eco-innovation supports European environmentally-friendly innovation plans, i.e. those specifying, developing and implementing projects for eco-innovative products, techniques or services with a life-cycle oriented approach which aim at the prevention or the reduction of environmental impacts as regards the environmental risk, pollution and use of material and energy resources.
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