Bottle Recycling Articles

  • 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.

  • 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 - Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG –Austria - Plastic sorting plant for light packaging waste

    Customer SAUBERMACHER DIENSTLEISTUNGS AG is the leader of the Austrian recycling and waste collection market. The company, founded in 1979 by the family Roth, is now listed on the stock market and has 3,900 employees. SAUBERMACHER is collecting and recycling from approximately 1,600 communities in Central Europe and collaborates with over 40,000 commercial and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 island’s total population. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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

  • Tips for Complying with the New York City Recycling Mandates.

    The NYC Department of Sanitation (DOS) states that it’s illegal for recyclables to be collected in the same bag as garbage. Here’s 5 top tips to help you avoid facing penalties: 1. Keep recycling and trash together. Reduce your stream ...

  • Suez Regene Atlantique, France - Case Study

    SUEZ Regene Atlantique is a French plant owned by the SUEZ group which specializes in the recovery and recycling of PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) bottles. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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 ...

  • Effect of NaCl on antimony and phthalate compounds leached from PET bottles

    Nowadays polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are commonly used as food containers as they are lightweight. PET bottles contain antimony (Sb) and phthalate compounds. In contact with food, antimony and phthalate molecules could migrate from the inner surface of a PET bottle to the food. Therefore, we studied the effect of NaCl concentration in PET bottles on the leakage of antimony and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Successful Premiere of PET Briquettes - Case Study

    No-one at Repasack in Oberhausen is prepared to part with their HSM BRP 4810 briquetting press: the machine presses twice as fast as its predecessor, compresses the material to a thirtieth of its initial volume and so far it has not had any operational faults. At the large counting centre for disposable packaging made from PET, aluminium and tin there was a positive summary regarding the first ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Commercial Viability of the Glass Recycling Industry

    Thanks to the increasing awareness of both the environmental and financial benefits of glass recycling, it isn’t just limited to individuals and households anymore. Bars, restaurants, night clubs and even entire industries have started recycling glass products. Recycling has grown beyond just a way to save the environment, it’s now an ...

  • PET Preform Injection Molding Machine

    PET preform injection molding Machine is suitable for mineral water, carbonic acid drink, juice, cooking oil, medicine jar and detergent, cosmetic, packing bottle and many others. Machine Features Special injection construction designed to benefit for ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • How Can Some Everyday Habits Help You Save Environment?

    In order to live a healthy life we need healthy and pollution free environment. It is completely our responsibility to protect environment and enjoy a smooth life. Find out some everyday habits that can help you protect environment without compromising with your lifestyle. Environment, which is made of different gases, materials, animals and human beings, is very essential for a smooth life. ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Impact of sunlight/dark storage on natural spring water bottled in polyethylene terephthalate

    The effect of two environmental variables, ultraviolet radiation and external air temperature, on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottled water was investigated over 100 days. The high pressure liquid chromatography results showed the migration of carbonyl compounds (acetaldehyde, formaldehyde and acetone) from PET bottles into water over 3 months. Storage of PET bottled water enhanced the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An Infographic on “A Bottles Journey”

    The average family consumes annually about 500 glass jars or bottles.  Glass if taken to landfill will never decompose.  However glass can endlessly be recycled without loosing its characteristics.  Glass is made from raw materials such as sand, limestone, soda ash or scrap glass.   Furnace ready scrap glass is called cullet.    Glass containers from the ...


    By Advanced Technical Concepts

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