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UNTHA XR shredders aid closed loop recycled paper production

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Two UNTHA XR waste shredders are now in operation for VPK Packaging Group in continental Europe, shredding pulped ropes as part of a closed loop paper production process.

Renowned for manufacturing 900,000 tonnes of paper per year from 100% recycled materials, VPK’s mill in Dendermonde, Belgium and Blue Paper Mill, co-owned with Klingele Papierwerke, in Strasbourg, France, naturally generate a waste by-product including complex pulper ropes.

This multifaceted 1:3 metal and plastic material was previously treated off site by a third party. However, the new shredding investment means that both sites can now process the waste themselves to manufacture an alternative fuel for their own energy generation.

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Inspired waste solutions

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We're already struggling to deal with an annual generation of 2.12 billion tonnes of waste around the world. How do we expect to cope with the estimated 4 billion created in 2100? Despite more and more legislation and processes provided by the world's authorities, there's a limit to their control over the situation. The main deciding factor over environmental damage comes from humanity as a whole.

We are already seeing new and innovative ways to embrace waste as having more potential than just a life at the landfill. Skip hire provider, Reconomy, has the perfect background in responsibly dealing with waste and is here to investigate the ways in which waste can be reused.

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Shredder investment reduces fuel consumption by 60% at Waste to Energy plant

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Construction and commercial waste management specialist Rabbit Waste Management Ltd has more than halved the energy required to power its shredding line, resulting in cost savings of approximately £60,000 per year.

Rabbit commissioned the UNTHA XR3000C mobil-e shredder in November 2017, in a bid to lower the level of dust, fines, fire risk and noise of its waste processing operation. But the 60% reduced energy consumption has also resulted in significant financial benefits for the Sussex-based business, not to mention a much smaller net environmental impact.

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UNTHA UK welcomes new project manager

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Multi-disciplined engineer Henry Norris has joined UNTHA UK as project manager.

Responsible for coordinating client installations from the point of shredder sale to commissioning and handover, he will be a crucial interface between all of UNTHA UK’s departments as the company continues to grow.

With more than 18 years’ customer-facing experience, his key responsibility is to oversee the successful completion of every project on time, to budget, and in line with client expectations.

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Organisation ‘supporting Britain’s bravest’ turns to UNTHA

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Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company has invested in a new pallet shredder from UNTHA UK, to enhance the team’s production of materials for the biomass industry.

Established in 1919, BBMC – the social enterprise of charity Royal British Legion Industries - has long strived to support the lives of ex-service personnel, but as the years have passed the Aylesford-based company has gone on to also provide employment opportunities to non-veterans including people with disabilities and those out of work. More than 100 such individuals staff the £5m turnover factory* in which a new UNTHA LR1400 has just been commissioned.

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