We help establish community operated plastic recycling micro-enterprises
We provide communities with an innovative package of technologies, machinery, training and support that enables them to establish a profitable plastic recycling micro-enterprise. Our proprietary “Shruder” recycling machines allow these enterprises to capture more of the recycling supply chain, create more employment and generate greater profit for the community.
THE SHRUDER (™) (pronounced ‘Shroo-der’) designed by Louise Hardman and manufactured in Coffs Harbour, Australia was adapted from Dave Hakken’s Precious Plastic modular machines in 2016. Two machines – a shredder and extruder are integrated into one portable unit. Purposely adapted to be easily transportable, the machinery fits into a standard 6x4 trailer and weighs 100kg. The Shruder is light enough to transported to allow access to multiple plastic waste collection points. It can also be powered by either mains power (single phase) or via a renewable solar energy.
Designed specifically for remote locations the Shruder uses industry standard “off the shelf” components to ensure simplicity of maintenance, long life, reliability and durability. The system is plug and play with all electrical connectors being uniquely keyed for fail safe connectivity. The Shruder is engineered with both performance and safety in mind. Capable of shredding 5kg of plastic/hour (1 tonne/ month), and extruding up to 120 m / hr (or 20km / month). The Shruder can process raw shredded plastic material, used in building, household recycled items and even houses, as well as extrusion cord or filament.
Shruder Mark II was released May, 2018