A new report commissioned by the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) appears to show that metal shredders play a crucial role in helping the metal recycling industry achieve zero waste, alongside minimum impact on the local environment and communities.

Called ‘BREF Style Report: Metal Fragmentising Operations: Industrial Emissions Directive’, the document outlines how metal fragmentisers, better known as shredders, are the most efficient equipment for extracting both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It highlights that, when compared to producing metals from raw materials, shredders deliver substantial energy and resource savings as well as separating other materials, such as plastic, for recycling. The research also indicates that the fragmentising sector is developing further material and energy recovery techniques to bring the industry closer to zero waste.