Beverage Container Recycling Articles

  • What's Happening at Harmony

    Summer is always a busy time at Harmony Enterprises.  Here is a look at what’s happening at Harmony!HARMONY STARTS A SECOND SHIFTHARMONY CELEBRATES ITS EMPLOYEESHARMONY ENTERPRISES’ PURCHASING MANAGER RETIRESKEEP UP TO DATE WITH HARMONY Our website contains up-to-date information on industry trends, product development, and what is happening at Harmony Enterprises.  Please ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Quick and easy distillation & determination of total SO2 in foods and beverages

    Sulfur-containing compounds, such as sulfur dioxide and sulfites, are widely used as preservatives and anti-oxidants in foods and beverages. Exposure to high levels of sulfites can cause an allergic reaction, difficulty breathing, sneezing, throat swelling, hives and migraine headaches. Given the health risks associated with sulfite exposure, the amount of sulfites in beverages and foodstuffs is ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Resin Filters Increase Flavonoid Pigment Extraction From Juices - Case Study

    PROJECT DETAILS LOCATION Reggio Emilia, Italy CUSTOMER Global bioscience technology company SOLUTION Natural color extraction and distillation in food and beverage processing TECHNOLOGIES Adsorbent resin filters and regeneration by alcohol distillation ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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.

  • New software monitors baler and compactor service

    The True Cost of Equipment Repairs One thing all business owners and managers know is that downtime of any equipment, especially back-room waste and recycling equipment, is costly.  Not only can baler and compactor service be expensive, but the loss in revenue from delayed recycling and in the slowing down of daily operations can negatively affect your bottom line.  These ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • 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.

  • International Dispensing Equipment ‘Hub’ Bubbles With Beverage Topics

    The annual International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association (IBDEA) conference recently took place in Orlando, Florida and Analox were there to talk rules, regulations and all things gas related. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Glass crusher for FOOD & BEVERAGES recycling

    Cogelme Glass Crusher in a very efficient manner destroys defected or expired wine, beer and other beverages glass bottles, as well as jars with food inside and helps to obtain pure glass and pure organic materials. Multiple benefits delivered to the food recyclers: The glass containers can be crushed to adjustable sizes, in base of the needs. Cogelme ...


    By Cogelme S.r.l.

  • White paper proves SineTM pump benefits for food and beverage plants

    Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has produced a white paper that sets out how Mee (MasoSine energy efficiency) curves can be used as a powerful and proven tool for demonstrating that sine pump technology is able to deliver significant benefits for users in the food and beverage sector. High viscosity? Even better Many engineers in food and beverage plants are faced ...

  • OSHwiki article in the spotlight – Accident prevention in food and beverage service sector

    As the weather heats up across Europe for the summer, the HORECA industry expands with extra staff employed in hotels, restaurants and cafés across the continent in our favourite holiday destinations. But it’s important to remember that the sector faces its own set of hazards and risks. A newly posted OSHwiki article ...

  • Aluminum Recycling

    The Customer The Company is one of the largest producers of aluminum. They conduct business worldwide and serve the aerospace, automotive, building, construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics, oil & gas, packaging and industrial products & services markets. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. ...

  • 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.

  • Culligan application brief food & beverage - a sustainable approach from Culligan Matrix Solutions

    Challenge A major beverage plant was looking to reduce the impact of its operations on the environment while meeting the water treatment challenges at its facility. The sustainability goals of the facility included reducing water usage ond energy costs associated with its operations. Until recently, the facility was using city water in its utility process. The company was looking ...


    By Culligan Water

  • 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

  • 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

  • Oil Skimming in the Beverage and Canning Industry: Meeting Local and Federal Regulations for Wastewater Discharge

    Today, beverage canning facilities can produce 2,500 cans or more per minute on one production line. In the United States there are more than 200 can manufacturing plants. The canning process produces waste oil when seamer machines lose oil that is used for lubrication. This oil becomes mixed with wash water or wastewater and must be removed prior to discharge. Removing the oil helps companies to ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

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