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The Orkney Islands crush their own cans

The Council of the Orkney Islands is now a proud owner of its own can crushing machinery, cutting transport costs to the UK mainland.The £50,000 can crusher, manufactured by Advanced Recycling Systems in Cornwall, will enable the Orkney Islands to recycle thousands of cans a year in a destination where the residents produce 60 tonnes of waste cans each year.The machine will sort the aluminium and steel cans using a dual fixed magnet and then ...