Bottle Recycling Articles

  • Going the Extra Mile in Quality Control

    More Than Just A Buzzword Quality control is a big buzzword in manufacturing.  The Google definition of quality control is “a system of maintaining standards in manufactured products by testing a sample of the output against the specification.” ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • 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%. ...

  • Montello S.p.A. and TOMRA: when excellence chooses excellence - Case Study

    Montello S.p.A., based near Bergamo, Italy, uses the latest sensor-based technology of 40 TOMRA machines to give a new lease of life to tonnes of post-consumer plastic arriving from Lombardy. Montello S.p.A. Bergamo. A success story. An example of industrial conversion towards a green economy. Back in 1996, at the time of the steel crisis, the company's management decided to discontinue ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • What are the problems facing London due to waste disposal?

    This summer, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, published a draft London Environment Strategy for public consultation. The strategy outlines his plans to tackle the London waste disposal concerns. When it comes to London waste disposal, Khan’s ambition is that: “by ...

  • 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.

  • A Closer Look | NOV 2017 Sebright Products with Gary Brinkman

    Sebright Products, a family owned and operated company, got its start in 1984, according to Gary Brinkmann, the company’s director of multinational sales. At the beginning, the company built compactors. Now, it’s “one of the most innovative manufacturers of waste and recycling equipment in the entire world,” Brinkman said. “We are a solution designer that ...


    By Sebright Products, Inc.

  • Product Spotlight – The ExtractPack Vertical Baler

    The Perfect Solution for An Industry Niche Bottling facilities, retail centers, and distributors all face the challenge of what to do with out-of-date product.  This becomes particularly difficult when that product is in liquid form and the containers are made of plastic or metal.  The conventional method of manually draining liquid from bottles or cans is very time ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • How waste and recycling are separated at the French Open - Case Study

    Once again, the French Open (Roland-Garros) is setting new standards in sustainability and recycling! Over the past few years, the French Tennis Federation and Roland Garros have aimed to increase awareness of recycling and ...


    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.

  • Permeation testing of PET bottles in the production of mineral water - Case Study

    S.Pellegrino mineral water is recognized globally as one of the leading mineral waters on the market. Flowing from a thermal springs in the heart of the Orobic Alps, its properties were known and appreciated since the thirteenth century. In the late nineteenth century it reached peak popularity. In response to the growing demand for entire cases of water from the springs in 1899 the modern ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Case study - Wastecycle – Nottingham, UK - Dry mixed recyclables / Commercial and industrial waste MRF

    Customer Wastecycle Ltd, based in Nottingham city in the UK is the leading resource management and recycling company in the East Midlands, and is part of the Environmental division of the DCC Group. Wastecycle process waste and material through their Recycling Facilities with over 90% recycled and recovered, whilst successfully locating and securing markets for over 200,000 tonnes of ...

  • Case study - PFR Nord GmbH - PET recycling plant

    Customer 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 ...

  • Exclusive hotels pennyhill park - Case study

    Background The Exclusive Group of Hotels and Venues Head Office Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa, can be found within 123 acres of magnificent Surrey parkland. An elegant country house coupled with the best UK spa complex and Double Michelin star dining, make it one of the regions most sought after destinations for an afternoon tea, a relaxing ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • High-innovative and crucial investment added great value for Chania, Greece

    Overview The DEDISA waste management plant is located in the prefecture of Chania, which is a prefecture of the island of Crete, in the south of Greece. This integrated waste-processing centre serves a population of 155 000 inhabitants, which represents around 25% of the island’s total population. The Chania area also provides 88,000 beds for tourists, and most of the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Dedisa, Chania, Greece - Case Study

    High-innovative and crucial investment added great value for Chania, Greece. Overview The DEDISA waste management plant is located in the prefecture of Chania, which is a prefecture of the island of Crete, in the south of Greece. This integrated waste-processing centre serves a population of 155 000 inhabitants, which represents around 25% of the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • What can I use to filter my mobile phase?

    If you are using mobile phase that contains salts or, generally, any components that are weighed out for its preparation, you will need to filter the solution before using with HPLC or UHPLC. The most common type of filtration is membrane microfiltration. We sell an extensive group of products for this and they are discussed very well in a blog ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Freeze–melting process significantly decreases phthalate ester plasticizer levels in drinking water stored in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles

    Bottled water consumption has increased significantly in recent decades. Eighty percent of bottled water is sold in plastic containers usually made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Trace leaching of phthalate esters (PEs) from these bottles into the water and their effects on human health has become a serious concern. In this study, the effects of freezing on the release of PEs from PET ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Recycling of cardboard, PET and aluminium drinks cans in new channel baling presses - Case Study

    Europe's largest logistics provider, Euro Pool System, in Hungary with new recycling hall In neatly lined-up wire cage carts, cardboard, PET bottles and cans from 175 branches of a supermarket chain in Hungary wait to be compressed into bales. The used packaging is carried via chain conveyors into two parallel channel baling presses and it's there they are tightly compacted. Two shifts a ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • PEL Installs BB06 Waste Glass Bottle Crusher in Prestigious Shelbourne Hotel.

    PEL Waste Reduction Equipment installs BB06 glass bottle crusher in the prestigious Shelbourne Hotel on Dublin’s St Stephens Green. The luxurious 5-star Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, part of the Marriot Hotel Group offers 265 rooms including 19 suites, ten meeting rooms, a fitness club and spa. The hotel is located on the north side of St Stephens Green and as with most city ...

  • Bottled versus tap water fact sheet

    Where does bottled water come from? Those beautiful mountain illustrations on water bottles are often very far from the true source of the water inside. Bottled water sources can be hard to track down, as bottled water manufacturers are not required to disclose where the water comes from or for that matter, what’s in their water. In fact, the best indicator of what kind of water ...

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