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'The metal-chasing monster' coming to a show near you!

Sims UKs Newport facility is coming to a show near you tonight and will feature on the National Geographic channel. The American channel will be showcasing the metal-chasing monster otherwise known as the worlds biggest shredder. Star of the show, Sims UK marketing and communications manager Myles Pilkington said: The film crews of National Geographic came to Newport to film the worlds largest shredder. It follows the story of the material going into the shredder and the material recovered from the shredder. It also shows the ships coming into the docks, being depolluted, shredded and recycled. The show covers all the yard and shows how the shredder can shred 450 cars per hour. It is an American programme and they like big things. They were interested in our global reputation and were filming for about two or three weeks for a one hour show. I was the link between the different aspects of the show and I had to explain what the processes were about. Sims UK managing director Tim Bird is also featured in the programme to be broadcast in 190 countries and is interviewed about the plant. The Newport facility seems to have a penchant for film crews this is not the first American film crew to film the facility. The Discovery channel also featured the facility in a programme shown last year. Pilkington adds: They [film crew] were absolutely fascinated by the whole process and absolutely gobsmacked. The cameraman said he never took so many pictures for one shoot in his life. Catch Pilkington and the metal-chasing monster tonight on National Geographic Channel at 9pm. For more details see: http://natgeochannel.co.uk/watch/Megastructures__The_World's_Biggest_Shredder%209962.aspx Image: Picture of the Newport shredder

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