beverage container Articles

  • The Icelandic deposit system is automated

    40 million cans and 42 million PET bottles – such are the numbers of used beverage containers which the Icelandic company Endurvinnslan HF annually collects, sorts and resells to the world market. Until the summer of 2008, all beverage containers were manually counted and sorted, but with the installation of five HLZ high-speed counting machines, Endurvinnslan has started to automate and ...


    By Anker Andersen A/S

  • The discount chain Netto benefits from own counting centres

    The deposit and return system in Germany is organised very differently from the systems in e.g. Scandinavia as no single enterprise has the exclusive right to collect and recycle used beverage containers. This is an opportunity for the discount chain Netto. With shops in 11 German states and a sales volume of more than EUR 3.5 billion a year, Netto belongs to the top five food discounters in ...


    By Anker Andersen A/S

  • Cash & go machine for used beverage containers installed at a waste management site in Norrköping

    The first highly efficient self-service Cash & Go machine for used beverage containers has been installed in a waste management site in Norrköping - and the consumers are enthusiastic. Revolutionary new thinking - bulk feeding of unsorted used beverage containers In the month of June 2011 Anker Andersen A/S delivered their first Cash & Go reverse vending machine to ...


    By Anker Andersen A/S

  • Dry food and beverage, ST-75, Ontario, Canada - Case Study

    ST-75E shredding dry food products such as pasta, cookies, pet food etc and beverages containers. The vibrating screen separates the packaging from the contents for reprocessing as animal ...


    By Shred-Tech Corp.

  • PEI`s new beverage container deposit system

    It's said that change is inevitable in everything, except vending machines. Change has come to Prince Edward Island's long-standing ban on the sale of carbonated beverages sold in non-refillable containers. Fans of refilling -- the most environmentally sustainable beverage container system -- will be sad that this lone hold-out is becoming more like every other jurisdiction. However, they can ...

  • The retail dominance of supermarkets in Australia: a growing geography of pseudo–foods and its implications for obesity

    Drawing on the work of Winson (2004), this case study identifies the large percentages of 'pseudo foods' (beverages containing high levels of sugars and fats) on the shelves of two major supermarkets in Melbourne, Australia. The shelving space devoted to unhealthy foods in the supermarkets surveyed is estimated at around 40%. The methodology used for the case study involved the mapping of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analyzing the lifecycle of beer case study

    Challenge: A global brewing company requested Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy assess greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that result from the complete life cycle of beer and how the most common package types contribute to the "carbon footprint" of its products. The analysis was to be conducted in the context of the entire product value chain, from materials extraction and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Lithuania Exceeds Container Return Rate Expectations as TOMRA Supports New State-Of-The-Art Deposit System - Case Study

    LITHUANIA: TOMRA supported in implementing Lithuania's new container deposit system, launched in 2016 with a tight ramp-up timeframe. The roll-out represented the first time TOMRA worked with a “throughput” model in Europe. Lithuania's program has exceeded expectations, with 91.9% of all beverage containers returned for recycling by the end of 2017. Container deposit system ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Facts and Consequences

    Jon Entine’s case is compelling, and his article raises a fundamental question that has been largely lost in the bisphenol A debate. The question is how to balance the need to feed the world by maintaining a safe food supply system with the desire to be cautious in protecting human health from chemical exposures that may pose harm. As outside counsel to the North American Metal Packaging ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Earthships: sustainable housing alternative

    This paper critiques an obscure form of sustainable architecture that addresses many of the environmental, social and economic challenges facing humanity. It focuses on the work of architect, Michael Reynolds, who has been experimenting with radical house designs and construction techniques over the past three and half decades. He addresses pollution, climate change and resource depletion by the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Central Shop Rite Brings Customers A Total Reverse Vending Package - Case Study

    Michigan, USA: Central Shop Rite has become one of the first customers worldwide to introduce the Smarter TOMRA System: a complete package of proven reverse vending machine technology, digital innovation and unbeatable service. “Bottles were always a pain. Whether it was from a consumer or retailer aspect, they've always been terrible. But today, it's exciting,” explains ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Multiple location integrated management plan case study

    A multiple location restaurant chain was challenged by increasing costs from their waste hauler and a lack of response regarding service concerns and pricing questions. The RecycleSmart Solution RecycleSmart worked with the existing service provider to complete a full inventory of all locations, right sizing of waste bins for each location and developing schedules to fit the ...

  • Interview with the Tomra founders

    As part of TOMRA’s 45th anniversary celebrations this year, we spoke to co-founders and brothers Tore and Petter Planke about the early history of the company. Check out our video interview with the TOMRA founders. HOW IT ALL BEGAN In 1971, Aage Fremstad, a supermarket owner Petter had worked with previously, mentioned the store’s problems in manually ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Dietetic, ST-50E, Arizona - Case Study

    ST50E shredding containers of food beverage with a de-watering auger for separation of the packaging and contents. The system included a bin tipper for loading of large ...


    By Shred-Tech Corp.

  • Dietetic, ST-75E, Tennessee - Case Study

    ST-75E shredding containers of food beverage with a de-watering auger for separation of the packaging and contents. The system included a bin tipper for loading of large ...


    By Shred-Tech Corp.

  • Meny Gives its Shoppers a Cleaner, Faster Recycling Experience - Case Study

    Hasle, NORWAY: The Hasle store in the Meny supermarket chain has become one of the first customers to install TOMRA’s groundbreaking new reverse vending machine, the T-9. Installed reverse vending system Two T-9 reverse vending machines in the front One MultiPac cabinet with can crusher Two MultiPac cabinets with PET crusher Two SoftDrop ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Central ShopRite Makes Recycling Clean and Engaging for Customers - Case Study

    Michigan, USA: For third-generation grocery store owner, James Haines, the grocery business has been a passion and a privilege. As an owner of Central ShopRite for the last 23 years, he has seen what works in his business and what needs improvements. When it comes to container recycling, James has done his share of hand-sorting and packing bottles. Recycling Gets CleanerWhen the Bottle Bill ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • The ‘Return-To-Retail’ Collection Model for Container Deposit Schemes - Case Study

    As consumption of beverage containers and plastic pollution rises worldwide, more and more regions are seeking to implement container deposit schemes to drive recycling. Legislators have many options for designing their deposit models, and an approach that has achieved impressive return rates is ‘return-to-retail’ collection, where stores selling beverages receive those containers ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Addison Road Community Centre Drives Food and Container Recycling - Case Study

    Sydney, AUSTRALIA: The Addison Road Community Centre located in Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia has a 9-acre site hosting 23 organizations and 67 artists. The goal for the center is to help as many people as they can and encourage people to recycle both food and their plastic. Former human rights organization worker and poverty manager, Rosanna Barbero, is the general manager of the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • The Magnetic Duo

    (From Resource Recycling) The combination of high gradient magnetic separation using rare earth roll magnets and eddy current separation has proved to reliably remove aluminum flakes mixed with PET. Recycling of plastic beverage containers made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has been a growth industry for the past two decades. Recycled PET can be used in such diverse products as ...

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