Ensuring Safety in the Waste and Recycling Industry

Over the years, the amount of waste produced has been increasing and shows no signs of slowing down. Predictions suggest that by 2050, the production of municipal solid waste will rise by approximately 70% to 3.4 billion metric tons. This will lead to an enormous demand for recycling facilities and production.  


Did you know that the waste and recycling industry is one of the most hazardous in the UK?

The recycling industry faces numerous challenges and risks, with personnel safety being a top priority. It’s alarming to know that waste management and recycling workers are exposed to various levels of danger while on the job. Waste and recycling had the second-highest workplace death rate in 2020-21. According to provisional HSE statistics the fatality rate for waste and recycling was 2.57 per 100,000 workers.

The KEY to Designing Your Interlock Safety Solution 

We understand how important it is to prioritize safety in the recycling industry, especially when it comes to machinery operations. That is why our Castell Recycling Safety Solution ensure that key processes are followed and can’t be bypassed. These systems are crucial for the safe operation of machines like balers, conveyors, shredders, and compactors.  

At Castell, we provide different guard options that cater to the requirements of the recycling industry and our interlock solution products. Our interlock logic is specially designed to prioritize safety, ensuring the protection of both individuals and assets. 

The best solutions and practices are provided for the safety of your company through our problem-solving approach. By implementing a Castell trapped key interlocking safety solution consisting of proven, robust products, you can address harsh conditions and keep personnel safe while maintaining fast access to machinery. This will improve efficiency and safety while reducing risks. 

To learn how Castell interlock safety solutions can be implemented in your business, please read the article written by our safety solutions expert for the recycling industry, John Williams: LINK

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