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Fish farmers find a recycling solution

Redundant plastic fish farm cages in Scotland were shredded for re-use as one of Axion Recycling’s latest mobile shredding projects.

Shredding on site in Loch Linhe



In collaboration with fish farm equipment specialist Fusion Marine, Axion recovered more than 30 tonnes of plastic for recycling from eight redundant fish cages at Loch Linhe in North West Scotland.

Disposal of old cages by fish farmers has been difficult due to their bulky nature and remote locations. But the mobile shredding unit, which is being trialled with the support of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), is likely to provide a cost-effective and viable solution.

Fusion Marine managing director Stephen Divers said: “We’ve been waiting for something like this for over ten years.

“By recycling old cages, many of which are just left lying by the shores throughout the Highlands and Islands, we are contributing to a better environment.”

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