Those lovely folks at Bosch have lent us one of their brand new shredders. Its revolutionary blade system claims to be resistant to tangling so we asked for a demo instead of designing our own shredder or buying an industrial system.

The industrial systems are great but just too big. The smallest one is 160kg in weight and would need to be imported from China. UK-built solutions start at 500kg in weight and go upwards from there. They are really a non-starter for a small modular solution.

We did (and still are) considering an open source design built by a local engineer, but its not a cheap option suitable for a business start-up.

Here’s our loaner. We start shredding in earnest tomorrow !