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A guide to industrial shredder safety

A guide to industrial shredder safety

Industrial shredder safety has always been a priority in the waste and recycling sector, but this year, conversation on the subject has REALLY revved up. In fact, our managing director Marcus Brew was recently interviewed by Safety Management – the magazine of the British Safety Council – on the very topic.

As his detailed feature goes to show, there are dozens of considerations to factor…

Shredding investment decarbonises pioneering biomass operation

UNTHA XR3000C shredder

Organics recycling and renewable energy expert Eco Sustainable Solutions has overhauled its biomass shredding technology to decarbonise the organisation’s approach to alternative fuel production.

Converting over 300,000 tonnes of waste into saleable products per annum, the business is no stranger to the energy market. But having recently installed a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant to…

Plastic recycling investment continues at forward-thinking Indigo Environmental

An UNTHA QR1400 shredder

Indigo Environmental has today confirmed its latest investment in recycling technology as it continues its mission to tackle the UK’s plastic waste.

An UNTHA QR1400 has just been commissioned at the team’s Widnes site, to process wheelie bins and 205ltr drums. Capable of handling in excess of 500kg per hour, the machine will transform this often-tricky plastic ‘waste’ into a homogenous…

Why is e-waste recyclate quality still being overlooked and what’s the answer to best practice?

The recycling of e-waste is dominating the waste industry’s headlines at present, not least because updated legislation is continually coming into force. But there’s more to e-waste (or WEEE) recycling progress than recovery rates alone. Marcus Brew, managing director of WEEE shredding specialist UNTHA UK, recently spoke to Global Recycling about the importance of urging the industry to pay…

UNTHA UK strengthens HQ team

Liana - UNTHA UK shredder administrator

UNTHA UK has welcomed experienced administrator Liana Copeland-Tozer to the team.

Already 15 years into her career, Liana has supported a number of organisations – including York Hospital, Arnold Clark and, most recently, engineering design consultancy Sweco – with their back-office function.

Recognising the skills she has amassed from her previous positions, Liana was keen to ensur…

UNTHA Employee Q&A – Marcus Brew

UNTHA UK's MD Marcus Brew

The latest employee to feature in our regular Q&A is Marcus Brew, UNTHA UK’s managing director. Here, he reveals how his colleagues would describe him, what it takes to be a great shredder partner, and his hopes for UNTHA…

Name: Marcus Brew

Job title: Managing director

Summarise your role in one paragraph

I’m responsible for the overall direction of the business, to ensur…

Why is recyclate quality still being overlooked in the metals industry?

Metals recycling

It’s a material stream he claims to have spoken about more in the past 12 months than any other – second only to plastics – which shows that metal is a hot topic in the world of recycling. But when it comes to product quality, why are many recycling lines operating below par, and what needs to happen for the industry to ‘up its game’? Gary Moore of UNTHA UK, recently offered his…

UNTHA XR shredders aid closed loop recycled paper production

Untha VPK Packaging Group

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 generat…

UNTHA UK boosts green credentials with electric car charging point

UNTHA UK EV charging points

Recognising the growing demand for electric vehicles in Europe, and keen to further boost our commitment to ‘being green’, we’ve installed two EV charging points in the car park of our UNTHA UK HQ.

Free to use by customers and colleagues alike, it’s all part of our passion for making best use of the world’s resources.

Our MD Marcus Brew commented: “There are approximately 75…

7 reasons why FMs must prioritise WEEE recycling


In the waste and recycling sector, WEEE is big news. But what exactly is it and why does it need to be on FMs’ radar? Marcus Brew, managing director of UNTHA UK, recently offered his thoughts on the topic to Tomorrow’s FM. So, if you missed the original write-up, catch up here…

It might not sound like a very attractive topic and, in all honesty, we’re talking about a type of waste so…

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