beverage container sorting Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Granada Eco-Center: Technology at the service of efficient material recovery

    Granada Eco-Center, in Alhendin (Granada), with a nominal capacity of 450,000 tons per annum, is totally automated and is one of the leading facilities in waste recycling at the national level, and had a 10.8% waste recovery rate on inputs last year. ...


    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 ...

  • Reverse Vending 101: A Beginner’s Guide

    Wondering what a reverse vending machine is, how it works, or what happens to your bottles and cans after you return them for recycling? Check out this introduction to reverse vending. What is a reverse vending machine? A reverse vending machine is a machine where people can return empty beverage containers like bottles and cans for recycling. The ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Help wanted: good recyclers!

    Your help is wanted (and needed)! Recycling creates new businesses that haul, process, and broker recovered materials, as well as companies that manufacture and distribute products made with these recycled materials. You can help create these jobs by making sure you’re recycling consistently and correctly. Here are some best recycling practices to be a good recycler: 1. Capture all ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Product Spotlight – The ExtractPack Vertical Baler

    The Perfect Solution for An Industry Niche Bottling facilities, retail centers, and distributors all face the challenge of what to do with out-of-date product.  This becomes particularly difficult when that product is in liquid form and the containers are made of plastic or metal.  The conventional method of manually draining liquid from bottles or cans is very time ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Recycling at Special Events.Where Crowds Gather, Recyclables are Sure to Follow

     Special events pose a challenge to recyclers because the waste stream often contains large amounts of single-use products and food discards, and multiple vendors often serve participants. While the type of materials generated varies by event size, venue, and theme, quantities can be substantial. For example, the 30,000 patrons at the Davis, California 1999 Whole Earth Festival produced more ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Do You Need a Raw Water Treatment System for Your Plant?

    Determining whether or not you need a raw water treatment system for your industrial facility can be a difficult decision. But if your plant draws from a raw water source (such as a river, lake, ocean, or groundwater), chances are you will need some sort of treatment. If left untreated, what is present in your water source can cause a variety of issues, such as contamination in drinking water ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Green Light for Recycling – Biogas has an exciting future - Case Study

    The tipping lorry of the container vehicle moves up. In minutes, its load of food residue is emptied and starts its course to energy recovery. "Energy for tomorrow" is the slogan of the Danpower Group for a reason. Danpower sees the biogas sector as a key growth factor for the future. Twenty five biogas plants are currently in operation, one of which is in Bad Köstritz/Thüringen. ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Community Glass Recycling Project: ACI Glass Packaging

     To increase glass recycling, ACI Glass and local councils in regional New South Wales targeted clubs, pubs and restaurants for collection of recyclable glass. The clubs, pubs and restaurants have also profited from the recycling of their waste, some saving thousands of dollars a year. The key to the success of this campaign was the sharing of recycling costs, benefits and responsibilities - ...


  • Is it time to rethink recycling?

    If our current approach to recycling isn’t the best for the economy or the environment, why do we do it? Criticize recycling and you may as well be using a fume-spewing chainsaw to chop down ancient redwoods, as far as most environmentalists are concerned. But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ...


    By Ensia

  • Public/private partnering facilitates organics diversion

    Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) provides recycling services to 19 towns in the southeast corner of Vermont, serving a population base of 37,000, plus a significant number of second home residents, as well as tourists. Based in Brattleboro, WSWMD operates drop-off recycling at 22 locations, with materials processed at a dual stream materials recovery facility (MRF) owned and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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.

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