reverse vending machine Articles

  • 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.

  • Coop Obs! increases machine and staff capacity - Case Study

    Fokserød, NORWAY: When changing the entire reverse vending solution to two T-820 Touch front-end machines and TOMRA’s latest backroom solution MultiPac, Coop OBS! in Fokserød got more consumers to return their containers at their store and saved significant time for staff. Installed reverse vending system Two T-820 Touch machines in the front ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Meny gets maximum uptime and reporting insights - Case Study

    Sandefjord, NORWAY: Two stores in the Meny supermarket chain in Norway have become the first locations worldwide to implement TOMRA’s new reverse vending notification and guidance app, Notify+Assist. The app gives owners of reverse vending machines (RVMs) greater control and insight into recycling activities at their site. Installed reverse vending system TOMRA ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Edeka increases speed and convenience - Case Study

    Lahr, GERMANY: Kohler Lebensmittelhandel Gmbh is a family enterprise, operating seven Edeka supermarkets. Before the introduction of TOMRA reverse vending machines in the stores, shoppers returning their recycling had to ring a bell, and wait for an employee to receive the empty containers. The employee would then tally the total value of the empties using a calculator. Installed reverse vending ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Central ShopRite makes recycling clean and engaging for customers - Case Study

    Recycling Gets Cleaner When the Bottle Bill container deposit system went into effect in Michigan, it became a greater challenge to ensure that the handling of dirty bottles and cans didn’t contaminate the store’s perishables. James spent countless hours throughout the years writing to his state representatives to communicate how to best recycle products in Michigan.  ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • K-Supermarket handles new recycling requirements - Case Study

    Vantaa, FINLAND: In 2012, K-Supermarket Korso decided to invest in a TOMRA MultiPac backroom system to help handle new requirements for accepting non-refillable glass bottles. Installed reverse vending system Two T-820 machines in the front Two MultiPac™ cabinets with can crusher Two MultiPac™ cabinets with PET crusher Two ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Key Food cleans up its store and its streets - Case Study

    New York, USA: From a humble start, Ruben Luna is now the owner of nine Key Food stores in Manhattan and Queens. With such success has come additional responsibilities, including figuring out the best way to manage the high volume of redeemable bottles and cans collected by his stores. After reviewing various options, Luna decided that TOMRA had the ideal solution for him. Luna has been using ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Assessment of recycling potential of municipal solid waste in Mauritius

    The purpose of this paper is to implement a Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) which would divert valuable resources to recycling centres. It assessed materials having attractive scrap values such as glass, PET bottles and Used Beverages Cans (UBC). In this paper, two scenarios were proposed, namely: Scenario 1 which dealt with the selling of recyclables to recycling plants and Scenario 2 which ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Peristaltic Pumps - A lot more than just heavy duty

    By design, the peristaltic pump is ideal for the dependable handling of abrasive, corrosive, viscous, high density and high solid content fluids. It thrives in those applications where other types of pump fail. Water and waste water industries, mining and chemical processing are all prime markets for this workhorse. But being equal to the tough demands of these applications is far from its only ...

  • 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.

  • Sustainability and productivity – how can businesses successfully achieve both?

    Every business is aware of the challenges associated with helping to increase productivity without the move having a detrimental impact on other areas of the business. If processes can be streamlined and output increased, most businesses would grab the opportunity to do so, but this may also come at the expense of other things outside of the organization’s specific business model and areas ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Bottle deposit scheme plans unveiled

    The UK government yesterday announced plans for a deposit return scheme for single-use drink containers in a bid to improve Britain’s floundering recycling rates. The scheme will be subject to a consultation later this year, and will look to emulate similar initiatives in Denmark, Sweden and Germany where recycling rates have risen up to 97%. ...

  • By the Numbers: The economic benefits of a national climate action plan

    President Obama’s newly announced National Climate Action Plan will make serious progress on reducing pollution and curbing climate change. But importantly, ...

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