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Big Atom

21 June 2021

Cheshire recycling innovator Big Atom has processed its one millionth tyre in just three years in its first step towards a fully sustainable operation.

Company founder, Alexander Guslisty, views this milestone as just the tip of the iceberg, with the Ellesmere Port-based site licenced to process 2.5 million tyres a year after new machinery was invested in to enable higher production levels.

Big Atom’s workforce has increased to 33 and a recent investment in upgraded machinery has allowed the company to produce rubber crumb in three size variants: 0-2mm, 2-6mm and 20mm.

Once collecting worn tyres from garages across the North West and North Wales, they are shredded and fed to a granulation line where the rubber is downsized and steel separated.

Approximately 50% of its recycled products is rubber for equestrian arenas and the construction industry, 20% is recovered steel and the rest of the rubber is further processed to go into surfacing in places like school playgrounds.

Read more at: The Business Desk