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Tidy Planet commissioned for first full-size RDF Small Waste Incineration Plant

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0n6805Organic waste and Energy-from-Waste (EfW) solutions specialist, Tidy Planet, has sold a new plant to Brooke Energy, in Exeter.

The Small Waste Incineration Plant (SWIP) is replacing a redundant biomass facility that Brooke Energy recently acquired.

The new combined heat and power system will process three tonnes per hour – 24,000 tonnes per annum – of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from local waste collectors.


UNTHA shredder at the heart of new Columbian Energy-from-Waste plant

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An UNTHA CR2000 shredder is set to drive forward Geofuturo’s Energy-from-Waste (EfW) operations in Columbia – converting the country’s waste into Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) for the cement industry.

The equipment – which represents a shredding first for the waste management organisation – will be processing approximately 2,200 tonnes of materials per month at the firm’s new EfW plant, Geoparque, in Cartagena.


UNTHA shredder at the heart of Meplas plastic recycling operation

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Bespoke plastic recycling company, Meplas, has invested in an LRK1400 shredder from UNTHA UK, to process the 600-tonnes-per-month of hard and soft plastics it receives from the UK’s post-industrial manufacturing outlets, at its facility in East Yorkshire.

The single-shaft, high-torque machine will enable Meplas to meet its 1.5-tonnes-per-hour processing requirements for hard plastics – in particular, HDPE, PP, and PO mix materials – using a 40mm screen size.


Välkommen – Welcome

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O’Donovan are delighted to welcome Swedish company Sortera, who have launched into the UK waste sector by joining forces with the family-run market leader, known for outstanding service, quality, environmental awareness and not to mention their numerous accolades and awards.

Sortera have a planned strategy in relation to continued growth and expansion within the UK and beyond. The O’Donovan Directors and management team are staying in situ and are all very excited about the future opportunities moving forward in tandem with their European colleagues.


UNTHA UK appoints duo of new recruits as part of ambitious growth plans

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Industrial shredding specialist, UNTHA UK, has appointed two new employees to further bolster the firm’s sales and engineering divisions.

The recruitment news follows the announcement earlier in the year that the firm promoted three of its long-standing staff members and is also preparing for 30% growth in 2022 – taking it to a £17m-turnover business.

With a 30-year tenure within the retail and corporate sales industry – and experience working for brands such as Halliwell Jones Group BMW/MINI – former business development manager, Ian Harvey (pictured right), now takes on the position of sales manager. His breadth of experience will be crucial in helping the firm to achieve its ambitious growth target, seeing him responsible for shaping the sales strategy and building a robust pipeline of sales leads for UNTHA’s recycling machines.