News in brief (13/05/2024)

With news on: Andritz starts up complete fridge recycling plant for Derichebourg Spain; Recycling companies receive King’s Award; Taylor secures Scottish council contracts; and, Gavin Griffiths appoints joint managing director.

Andritz starts up complete fridge recycling plant for Derichebourg Spain

Andritz, has announced it has completed a fridge recycling plant for the Derichebourg España facility in Madrid, Spain.

Fridge recycling plant at Derichebourg España in Madrid, Spain

Andritz, which is headquartered in Austria, supplies plants, equipment, automation solutions and services to hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, as well as environmental and green energy sectors.

The company has stated that the new recycling plant can process 120 fridges per hour using an ADuro QZ shredder which can separate fridges using impact forces. A matric degassing unit then extracts gases from insulating foam. The process makes iron, copper, aluminium, plastics and polyurethane foam available for reuse.

In addition to the shredding system, Andritz has highlighted that it also supplied the equipment for feeding the fridges to the shredder, including the safety and conveyor technology for discharging and transporting the processed material.


Ruth Carpallo Sánchez, engineering manager at Derichebourg España, said: “At Derichebourg España we aim to recycle and reuse as much material as possible while operating our facilities with maximum efficiency, lowest environmental impact and high safety standards. The fridge recycling plant from Andritz precisely meets these requirements.”

Recycling companies receive King’s Award

Recycling Solutions and Slicker Recycling have announced they have been awarded a King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

The Award, announced on 6 May and personally approved by King Charles III, aims to recognise business excellence and sustainable developments. It was established in 1965, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.


Stephen Graley, managing director of Recycling Solutions said, “We are honoured and privileged to be recognised for the Kings Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Our commitment to excellent standards, forging strong relationships and our excellent staff are the backbone to our success, this award is the consequence of all their efforts.

“Our work has provided millions to Air Ambulance Charity Partners in the UK, we are looking forward to continuing this strategy and enabling our Charity Partners to continue their life saving work.”


Mark Olpin (front centre) with colleagues from Slicker-Recycling

Mark Olpin, executive chairman at Slicker Recycling said; “This remarkable recognition is a testament to the dedication of all our colleagues, who go above and beyond every single day. It also highlights how we have adapted to market changes, improved our international export approach, and been a leading light in supporting the government’s green agenda.

“It reflects our commitment to excellence, and also underlines our position as industry leaders for the collection, management and re-refining of used lubricating oil which is recycled back into several global sectors.

Taylor secures Scottish council contracts

Taylor, part of the Impact Environmental Group (IEG), has secured four new local authority orders in Scotland.

Taylor Recycling and Waste Management Solutions in Scotland

Taylor has provided waste and recycling containers to the authorities as part of its contract.

David Williams, managing director at IEG EMEA said: “With many strong and long-standing partnerships with local authorities across the UK, we are thrilled to have been awarded four new orders in Scotland, secured with dedicated funding from Zero Waste Scotland.

“This recent success is a testament to the trust our customers have in the value of our waste management solutions, particularly the new Mark IV Continental container, which has been developed alongside customers and industry experts to respond directly to the requirements of the sector.”

Gavin Griffiths appoints joint managing director

Gavin Griffiths Group has announced it has appointed Chris Taylor-King as joint managing director of the company’s new innovation division. Taylor-King will share the role with Jon Hearing, the current technical director of Gavin Griffiths Group.

Left to right: Jon Hearing, Chris Taylor-King, Gavin Griffiths

Gavin Griffiths, managing director of Gavin Griffiths Group, commented: “Chris’s appointment is an important strategic move for the company as we invest in innovation projects and cement our commitment to staying on the cutting edge of new technologies.

“Alongside Jon Hearing, Chris will have an important role in driving profitable growth and expanding the range of waste materials that we can recycle and bringing forward new site-based solutions to tackle our customers’ waste management challenges.

“I want to welcome him to the team and I’m looking forward to working together to create innovative solutions that will benefit businesses across south Wales and beyond.”

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