Beverage Container Recycling Articles

  • 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.

  • A “Wise” Solution: Baler Turns Cardboard Into Cash - Case Study

    In the past several decades, Cash Wise Foods stores have made a big splash in Minnesota and North Dakota.  A subsidiary of Coborn’s, Cash Wise stores are big box food stores focused on low price, variety, and value.  According to their own marketing promotions, “’Efficiency’ is the name of the game so ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Ideal beverage pumping starts with space-saving solutions

    Streamlined BIB platforms also provide reliability and performance At a time when fountain installers and bottlers are asking their distributor partners in beverage dispense for the ideal pump for standard bag-in-box (BIB) applications; and restaurant, bar, gas station and convenience store owners and operators are seeking more efficient and innovative backroom solutions to satisfy their ...

  • How FSMA Impacts Food and Beverage Manufacturers

    The food and beverage industry have evolved significantly over the past 10 years. The rules for the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) have changed food and beverage manufacturing by having companies focus on preventing their products from being contaminated rather than limiting the scope of contaminations. “FSMA is the largest overhaul of government regulations since the ...

  • 9 Health & Safety Statistics Food and Beverage Companies Need to Know

    The quality and safety of the food we eat is in the hands of millions of dedicated and skilled workers at food and beverage companies across the world. The key to maintaining that food quality and safety is ensuring workers have the EHS training, tools and support they need to feel and perform work safely. To give workers this support, food and beverage companies need to understand the attitudes, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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.

  • How the New Fair Labor Standards Act Regulations Can Impact EHS at Your Food & Beverage Company

    Nearly 80 years ago, the United States enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to introduce the 40-hour work week, establish a minimum wage, guarantee overtime for specific jobs, and end oppressive child labor. Over the years various amendments--such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967--have been added to further improve the life and work environment ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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 ...

  • Injecting Innovation Into The Food And Beverage Industry

    Not all water treatment needs are the same. That’s why it’s imperative to work with those that understand the subtle differences that make each industry unique. For food and beverage companies, that means aligning with a company focused on oxygen transfer with a track record of innovation in jet aeration and mixing. Water Online spoke with KLa Systems to discuss its success within the ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • 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

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