“Sustainability has always been at the heart of our business and we believe this naturally goes hand in hand with continual improvement. John Lawrie Tubulars understands that sustainability isn’t a check box, it is a journey. Our bespoke Life-Cycle Analysis report demonstrates our commitment to keeping emissions low, but that is not the end. I am pleased to have added a new machine to our Montrose Yard. Our new plastic shredding machine which will streamline our operations, reduce emissions further and significantly reduce our waste”
What is a plastic shredding machine?
Plastic waste can be recycled through shredding, washing and subsequent generation of granulate to produce a recyclable material (for the recovery of materials or energetic utilisation).
Our robust shredder is ideal for the single-stage shredding of hard plastics which are bonded with iron or metals. This machine is able to sort the shredded material into plastics and metals as it shreds, meaning that we can successfully recycle both types of waste products.
Why do we need a plastic shredding machine?
Our suppliers are required by law to cap all repurposed pipes to prevent contamination. This is essential for environmental health and safety reasons, but unfortunately it can create tonnes of plastic waste. Our machine will dramatically reduce this waste, the caps will be shredded in house and the end product is 100% recyclable.
We predict that our new machine will save 150 tonnes of plastic waste per year, and further reduce our C02e emissions.