Plastic waste shredding

Plastic – the world’s most talked about waste

From blighting the world’s oceans, to their single-use unacceptability, plastics have become one of – if not the – most talked about ‘wastes’ on the planet. Addressing the problem at source is now a priority for both David Attenborough and Westminster MPs, as well as the general public. With product manufacturers being tasked with helping to address the issue, we should now finally see the much-needed step-change that is required to promote greater reuse and recycling of plastics. But where does shredding fit in?

Speak to us about plastic waste shredding

Why shred plastic waste?

  • Significant effort is required throughout the supply chain, to tackle the scale of this global waste crisis – 85% of beach litter worldwide is currently made up of plastics!
  • As of March 2019, UK Parliament adopted ambitious measures to tackle single use plastics – 77% of plastic bottles must be collected and recycled by 2025 for example, rising to 90% by 2029. The EU wants 55% of all plastic to be recycled by 2030.
  • Shredding has a varied role to play, from achieving waste volume reduction, through to material regranulation for recycling and even alternative fuel production.

How can UNTHA help you shred plastic waste?


We have worked directly with plastic recyclers worldwide to engineer high performance plastic shredding technology that satisfies real industry challenges.


We’ve introduced a number of shredder features to aid plastic shredding performance, by design, including versatile cutting configurations for varied applications, low wear parts to minimise whole life costs, easy maintenance regimes for maximum uptime, and quick-change screens for defined fraction sizing.


Your bottom line is our priority. Our plastic shredders are therefore built to last, with a range of flexible finance options for added affordability – invest in a plastic shredder from only £90per day.


We know seeing is believing, so we offer free trials at our North Yorkshire HQ, enabling you to test our plastic shredders using your own materials.

What plastic waste can we shred?

Our range of plastic shredders