Confiscated knives from UK streets recycled into public gyms

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
The first Steel Warriors gym in Tower Hamlets was constructed from six tonnes of seized knives

Confiscated knives from UK streets are being recycled into public gyms thanks to a partnership between Merseyside waste management firm Inciner8 and crime charity Steel Warriors.

Inciner8’s recycling process melts down the steel from knives collected by Metropolitan Police and turns them into callisthenics outdoor gyms.

The first Steel Warriors gym in Tower Hamlets was constructed from six tonnes of seized knives and has since attracted a wide range of residents includes people aged 14-23 years-old.

The aim is to help keep young people off the streets in areas with high levels of recorded knife crime.

Steel Warriors was founded in 2017 by Ben Wintour and Pia Fontes which decided had to be done to change the image of knives and the crime associated with them.

Duncan Sandford, commercial manager at Inciner8, said: “Some of the confiscated knives that come into our possession really open our eyes to the deadly weapons that are being carried around the streets every day.

“Knife crime has to stop, and this initiative is one amazing way of re-using these deadly weapons and turning them into something positive, something useful and something that really serves the community.”

Inciner8 shares its partnership duties with several other high-profile UK businesses, as well as ambassadors Anthony Joshua and Ross Kemp.

It will now work with Steel Warriors to build an outdoor gym in the North West.


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