UK Plug Recycling (UKPR) is a young business that aims to reduce the amount of electrical waste being landfilled by buying materials that may otherwise be lost from the resource loop. They are then processed for specialist local recycling within a 20 to 30-mile radius of its Hampshire facility.
It installed an Untha RS40 hard drive shredder to tackle plugs, sockets, small pieces of WEEE and other secure product destruction. The technology can handle one tonne an hour of such materials for processing down to a homogenous 15mm particle size.
UKPR founder and managing director Justin Beverley is now on the lookout for additional downstream equipment that will enhance revenue yield potential.
“We obviously need to make enough money to survive but this isn’t a ‘get rich quick’ scheme,” he added. “It’s about harnessing the value of something that many other companies are overlooking because it is the right thing to do.”