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  • Redwave Equips Plastics Sorting Plant

    Gleisdorf, Austria-based Redwave has supplied automated sorting equipment to a plastics recycling plant operated by recycling firm Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG. The plant in Graz, Austria, has undergone €10 million ($11.7 million) in expansion projects in the last several years. Saubermacher estimate the Graz facility is now the largest plastic sorting plant in Austria. Saubermacher ...

  • Opening of the biggest plastic sorting plant in Austria

    Shortly before Christmas 2017, Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG placed an order with REDWAVE for the planning and construction of the expansion and renewal of the plastic packaging sorting plant in Graz Puntigam. Around 2 million € were invested in the plant expansion; over the last few years, a total of over 10 million € has been invested in Graz by Saubermacher. On 21st June 2018, the ...

  • Buenos Aires bottling company CABELMA is first to introduce innovative PET waste sorting system in South America

    Buenos Aires-based bottling and plastic container manufacturer CABELMA will be the first company in South America to benefit from a world-class sensor-based PET waste sorting system when it is installed at its new $23.5m recycling plant currently being constructed on the outskirts of its home city. Manufactured by TITECH Germany, the PET waste sorting system will enable Cabelma to recover ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Germany exempts 75% bioplastic bottles from deposit

    The European Bioplastics industry representation welcomes the regulation concerning bioplastic drink bottles established in the 5th Amendment of the German Packaging Directive. The amendment was passed on 4 April 2008. The regulation for bioplastic bottles will come into effect on 1 January 2009. These bottles ' produced from at least 75 percent renewable resources' will be exempted from the ...


    By European Bioplastics

  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling launches revolutionary AUTOSORT FLAKE

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling revealed their new AUTOSORT FLAKE featuring simultaneous triple-sorting capability under www.upgrade-your-flake.com on 7 December 2015. The product launch was originally planned to take place at the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) in Brussels, on 25 & 26 November 2015 and was transformed into a digital campaign ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling launches AUTOSORT LASER to increase efficiency

    AUTOSORT LASER TOMRA Sorting Recycling is proud to announce the launch of a sensor-based sorting machine based on laser technology. AUTOSORT LASER enables the separation of glass, ceramics, stones, metals and plastics from household and commercial waste. Its capabilities allow material recovery ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • New solution for separating single-layer PET trays from PET bottles

    TOMRA has made it possible to separate single-layer PET trays from PET bottles, enhancing the previous capability of its AUTOSORT machine to separate multi-layer trays. This breakthrough is commercially significant because small but critical differences in the chemical properties of PET food trays and PET bottles mean that they have to be separated for equivalent-product recycling. The key to ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • TITECH Technology first choice to sort PET flake at ECO Plastics

    TITECH technology is once again the sorting system of choice for ECO Plastics Ltd. Five TITECH autosort Flake systems will be incorporated into a new facility as part of ECO Plastics’ £15 million expansion to supply the firm’s recently announced joint venture with Coca Cola. ECO Plastics‘ expansion will increase the amount of food grade recycled PET produced at the plant ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Coca-Cola hellenic contributes to increased PET bottle collection rates in Europe

    The amount of PET plastic bottles collected for recycling across Europe last year rose by more than six per cent to reach almost 1.5 million tonnes, according to a report commissioned by two industry bodies. European PET container body Petcore and plastics recycling association EuPR said European post-sorting PET collection increased to 1.45 million tonnes in 2010, an increase of 6.5 per cent ...

  • TOMRA`s Artificial Intelligence pushes the boundaries of automated sorting and quality control!

    With nearly 85,000 systems installed in eighty countries, the TOMRA Group is the world leader in intelligent sensor systems for waste sorting. TOMRA is also the leader in the French market of automated sorting, with 900 machines in service. And this is not a coincidence. At the origin of the first collector for returnable bottles, and as the inventor of the high-performance near-infrared (NIR) ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • PET-Recycling Plant at PFR Nord GmbH

    Operator of the facility: The Mensing Group of Companies in Hohenwestedt (Germany) invests almost € 10 million in the construction of a new PET recycling plant. The construction of the recycling plant is associated with the formation of PFR Nord GmbH in Hohenwestedt. About 30 new jobs have resulted there. On the whole, Mensing Group, which also includes AFA Nord GmbH and TM Recycling ...

  • AWS Eco Plastics plant rebuild underway

    Rebuilding has begun at a plastic bottle sorting facility in Lincolnshire which was destroyed by fire last August. The re-built AWS Eco Plastics plant at Helmswell Cliff will be 9000 square metres, around twice the size of the original, which allows for future capacity expansions. After last year’s fire, the new building will be split into three distinct fire zones, each with its own fire ...

  • TOMRA Sorting chosen by Monoworld Recycling as technology partner for groundbreaking new plastics recycling facility

    Global sensor-based sorting specialist, TOMRA Sorting, has been chosen by Monoworld Recycling Ltd (MRL) as the technology partner for a new £9 million state-of-the-art plastics recycling facility (PRF) in Rushden, Northamptonshire.  Monoworld Rushden is the UK’s first mixed plastics to extrusion HDPE and PP recycling plant. The company also operates a film and metal sorting plant ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • New €5m Irish glass recycling plant unveiled

    A new Euro 5m state-of-the-art glass recycling facility has been opened in Ireland which will be able to handle more than 50,000 tonnes of bottles and jars a year. Environment minister John Gormley officially opened the new Glassco Recycling plant, which has the potential to save more than 15,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Bosses say it will be the first of its kind in the country to use optical ...

  • Plastic recycling firm receive £450,000 top-up

    The Welsh Assembly Government has awarded £450,000 to recycling firm Plastic Sorting, topping up the £850,000 it received in 2007 to develop a plastic bottle sorting facility. The new sum will buy hot-wash equipment enabling plastic bottles to be flaked and washed to remove any residues and adhesive labels. Once the plastic has been through this process it will be almost indistinguishable from ...

  • AWS signs additional plastics recycling deal with WRG

    AWS Eco Plastics has secured a deal to collect and recycle plastic bottles from two Waste Recycling Group sites. The new contract to collect baled plastic bottles from the Luton and Carnaby sites follows the current collection and recycling agreement between AWS and WRG’s Wrexham facility. AWS will recycle the bottles at its plant in Lincolnshire, which sorts the materials by colour and polymer. ...

  • Upgrade to Zero Waste

    On 21 June 2018, che ceremonial opening of the sorting plant took place in the presence of Mayor Siegfried Nagl. It included a blessing from the parish priest, Christian Leibnitz. This expansion will make the Graz plant the largest plastic sorting plant in Austria. Saubermacher sorts the material on behalf of AltstofT Recycling Austria (ARA). Most of the packaging waste comes from households and ...

  • Beijing pledges to recycle half of Olympic waste

    Beijing’s 31 Olympic venues are expected to jointly produce some 14,000 tons of trash, including leftovers, paper, plastic bottles and medical waste, reports Sina. In the tradition of past host countries, Beijing has pledged to make 50 percent of this waste useful after recycling. Food waste must be removed from stadiums within four hours. Other trash will be gathered and transported to one of ...

  • Britain’s largest MRF achieves higher value materials with TITECH

    Greenstar, one of the UK's leading recycling-led waste management companies, is using TITECH automated sorting systems at its Aldridge-based MRF – currently the largest MRF in Britain. Britain’s largest MRF achieves higher value materials with TITECH Greenstar, one of the UK's leading recycling-led waste management companies, is using TITECH automated sorting systems at its Aldridge-based MRF – ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Grundon waste management rebuilds MRF after fire

    Grundon Waste Management is to rebuild the materials recycling facility at its Colnbrook, Berkshire site which was destroyed by a fire last year. The new cutting edge £7M MRF will be installed inside the recently refurbished original building. The fire broke out at the firm’s first and largest MRF in May 2009, a year after the plant had been ...

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