For many of us, industrial shredders are frankly quite boring and have absolutely no entertainment value whatsoever. In industry shredders play a very important role in preparing materials so that they can be recycled efficiently and therefore help to improve our environment. In the recycling industry materials such as; scrap metal, old tyres, paper and glass are recycled by using shredders. Once the material has been shredded it is then processed so that it can be reused and save the Earth’s resources. Recently shredders have cast aside their image of just being practical and are building up quite a following in the social media world.
Gaining enjoyment from watching shredders destroy and pulverize material is not as strange as it seems because there is an element of danger involved in the whole situation. The danger isn’t actually physical, may we add, as all of our shredding machines have been designed and manufactured to comply with safety guidelines. We are talking about imagined danger, the thrill of watching something being destroyed and crushed beyond recognition makes us imagine what it would feel like if we were that object. Also there is something ironic and amusing about being destructive – it is almost rebellious. SSI Shredding Systems have gained a large social media following by filming different shredders shredding a wide range of different items including; fruit, bikes, ice, mobile phones and dresses. This film clip shows the shredding of a VW Beetle.
Now we have got over the excitement about how entertaining shredders can be, it is now time to consider how recycling helps the environment. Here are some very interesting recycling facts:-
1 recycled tin can, saves enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
1 Recycled glass bottle can power a computer for 25 minutes.
1 Recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60 watt light bulb for 3 hours.
70% less energy is needed to recycle paper, compared to making it from scratch.
80% of a car can be recycled.
(Source Docklands Waste Recycling)
At Challenger Group we design and manufacture bespoke shredders so that you can have a shredder that will suit your recycling needs. Whether you intend to shred non-ferrous metals or balloons, we will be able to build a system to suit your exact requirements. We are UK agents for SSI Shredding Systems which means that can incorporate their excellent systems into our machinery. Whether you purchase your shredder from us or bought it elsewhere we can provide regular services and support to ensure that your system runs smoothly.