Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

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.”

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.