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Organic waste heavyweights collaborate in sophisticated aerobic digestion projects

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An engineering company specialising in the scientific bio-degradation of waste has formed a partnership with UNTHA shredding technology, to roll out a sophisticated aerobic digestion solution for a selection of mixed waste streams.

Bath-headquartered Advetec has treated a variety of waste and effluent, since it was established in 2000. But keen to develop a more homogenous product for optimal digestion rates, the business reached out to UNTHA to explore the capabilities of its four-shaft shredding system.

Municipal waste shredding trials led Advetec to invest in two UNTHA RS30s, which were shipped to the Caribbean and USA to process materials down to a defined <50mm specification. But as dialogue unfolded, it became apparent that UNTHA could play an integral pre-treatment role in Advetec’s turnkey XO aerobic digestion solutions, moving forward.

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Mobile shredder transforms Crapper & Sons’ biomass operation

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Long-standing waste management firm Crapper & Sons has further strengthened its resource agenda, having invested in a new shredding system to transform wood waste into a biomass fuel.

Having started out as a Quarrying firm more than 60 years ago, the family-run business owns a landfill site in Wiltshire, but 30 acres is actually dedicated to salvaging as much ‘waste’ as possible.

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Human skull bones tops the list of the 10 weirdest things thrown out when moving home

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In an era where ‘being green’ matters more with every passing month, the British population is increasingly being encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle ‘waste’.

But are there some things you might be a little keener to get rid of?

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World Heritage site Fountains Abbey boosts recycling capabilities

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Renowned tourist attraction Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal has boosted its recycling process with the investment in a waste baler from Riverside Waste Machinery.

The RWM75 machine is now being used to assist the team in the everyday baling of large volumes of cardboard waste, from across all areas of the 674-acre historic estate. The bales are then collected for recycling by the organisation’s waste contractor, Biffa.

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Tidy Planet ships bespoke composter to island in Paris’s River Seine

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Organic waste expert Tidy Planet has expanded its globally-acclaimed range of Rocket Composters, with the creation of the B1400 – a machine specially-commissioned for its French distributor, Les Alchimistes’ large-scale composting project in the middle of the River Seine.

The French social enterprise is dedicated to increasing the value of food wastes on a localised and social scale – with community reintegration at the heart of its projects – collecting this waste stream, by bicycle, from supermarkets, restaurants, and hotels from across the French capital.

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