beverage container recycling Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 10 memories from the Tomra Team

    The team at TOMRA Collections Solutions shares their anecdotes from working at TOMRA. From across the globe and across teams, some have worked here for almost 20 years and some for just a few months – and here are their stories. Geir Sæther, SVP Reverse Vending Technology (Norway) "Last summer my family rented a boat and sailed around Croatia. One day, way out ...


    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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 10 more memories from the TOMRA team

    As we wrap up our 45th anniversary year at TOMRA, the team at TOMRA Collection Solutions shares their anecdotes from working at the company. From across the globe and across teams, some have worked here for almost 40 years and some for just a few months – and here are their stories. Ingrid Tronstad, Project Manager Brand (Norway) Celebrating this year ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • An Infographic on “A Bottles Journey”

    The average family consumes annually about 500 glass jars or bottles.  Glass if taken to landfill will never decompose.  However glass can endlessly be recycled without loosing its characteristics.  Glass is made from raw materials such as sand, limestone, soda ash or scrap glass.   Furnace ready scrap glass is called cullet.    Glass containers from the ...


    By Advanced Technical Concepts

  • Tips for Complying with the New York City Recycling Mandates.

    The NYC Department of Sanitation (DOS) states that it’s illegal for recyclables to be collected in the same bag as garbage. Here’s 5 top tips to help you avoid facing penalties: 1. Keep recycling and trash together. Reduce your stream ...

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