he hammer blades and the conveyor belt are powered by a 15-horse power petrol engine – watch this video to see it in action (it’s strangely satisfying).
But Craig’s mulching machine was taking a lot longer than he thought it would to complete and he was growing frustrated – he just wanted to finish the damn thing.
Craig clenched his teeth and grabbed the nearest angle grinder; giant chunks of metal screamed against its blade while sweat dripped from his scowl – and sparks flew.
Consumed by his angle-grinding frenzy, Craig didn’t realise that he was standing too close to said flying sparks – and things soon got a little… heated.
“I could smell smoke and, when I looked down, there was a patch of flame on my shirt!” says Craig.
Craig admits that he didn’t have to stop, drop and roll, but it was his favourite top.
“I was understandably a bit gutted,” he adds, looking sombre.
He pauses, and grins.
By day, Craig is in marketing, and by night (or at least when he can find the time) he is an organic waste recycler.
For now, Craig’s mulching (and angry angle grinding) remain a hobby, but he hopes to turn organic- and plastic recycling into a full-time thing.