Beverage Container Recycling Articles

  • 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.

  • The retail dominance of supermarkets in Australia: a growing geography of pseudo–foods and its implications for obesity

    Drawing on the work of Winson (2004), this case study identifies the large percentages of 'pseudo foods' (beverages containing high levels of sugars and fats) on the shelves of two major supermarkets in Melbourne, Australia. The shelving space devoted to unhealthy foods in the supermarkets surveyed is estimated at around 40%. The methodology used for the case study involved the mapping of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Facts and Consequences

    Jon Entine’s case is compelling, and his article raises a fundamental question that has been largely lost in the bisphenol A debate. The question is how to balance the need to feed the world by maintaining a safe food supply system with the desire to be cautious in protecting human health from chemical exposures that may pose harm. As outside counsel to the North American Metal Packaging ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Lightweighting the can pack - a technical review and recommendations for the can package: performance requirements and lightweighting

    Executive summary This project has successfully demonstrated that the current beverages aluminium can pack has the potential to be lightweighted further than the industry initially thought possible, not only by reducing the gauge of the can and end but by modifying the design of the can package. The partnership with WRAP enabled the can makers in Europe (a non-profit organisation - ...

  • 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 ...

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