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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.

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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.

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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.

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UNTHA XR fuels ETM’s Waste to Energy plans

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Bristol-based recycling specialist ETM has integrated a new UNTHA XR3000 mobil-e shredder into its state-of-the-art waste transfer station, as the ambitious family-run firm pushes for zero waste to landfill in the South West.

The XR investment marks the latest enhancement to ETM’s £5m facility, which was commissioned two years ago to become the biggest of its kind in the region. It has the capacity to handle 150,000 tonnes of waste per year, collected from ETM’s own skip fleet, as well as contracts for the west of England.

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Lancashire Waste invests in 10th UNTHA shredder as demand rockets

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There are now 10 UNTHA shredders in operation at Lancashire Waste Recycling as the resource specialist encounters its highest level of demand yet. The investment also means the firm now has a larger UNTHA fleet than any other independent business in the UK.

Four UNTHA XR3000C static waste shredders, an XR2000, three XR3000XCs, and a mobile XR3000C-HT with high torque drive, are now joined by UNTHA’s new XR3000RC.

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