Canadian Recycling Technology Goes Global
Rudnicki Industrial unveiled the latest model of its Strap Eater industrial strapping chopper today; Just one of many green recycling products being developed by the small Canadian machine shop. With the ever-increasing demand for eco-friendly products, the shop is helping to meet the growing global need for green recycling technology.
Owner Mike Rudnicki originally designed the Strap Eater for a local customer who was being charged on a weekly basis to dispose of his scrap steel strapping. The machine reduces the volume of the straps by over 90%, leaving condensed scrap metal that is sold back to local recycling facilities for profit. “This has created an extra service for our customers and extra revenue for our company,” reports David Haywood, manager at Lock Stone Yard and Patio Centre in Thunder Bay. The machine has been a hit with landscapers, bricklayers and lumber yards that produce large volumes of the sharp, hazardous steel banding.
With the increase in global demand, the Strap Eater has become part of the Thunder Bay machine shop’s product line, and is shipped to their customers worldwide. The lightweight, fast and energy-efficient machine is quickly gaining favor with companies looking to reduce waste, recycle and improve their green image.