Bottle Recycling News

  • TOMRA Makes Change celebrates one-year anniversary

    TOMRA, a leading manufacturer of reverse vending solutions for collecting and recycling cans and bottles, is celebrating the one year anniversary of its recycling loyalty program, TOMRA Makes Change. Through TOMRA Makes Change, the company has seen a significant increase in container redemption — members have recycled more than 30,000,000 ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • TOMRA and Cleanaway partnership appointed as network operator for New South Wales container deposit scheme

    Global sensor-based solutions provider TOMRA, and Australian waste management company Cleanaway, have been appointed as the network operator for a new container deposit scheme in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. NSW environment minister Gabrielle Upton announced the new scheme, which will see approximately 800 reverse vending machines installed across the state, contributing to its litter ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • TOMRA launches Wash & Waste for tidier recycling

    TOMRA Collection Solutions has launched the Wash & Waste, a sink and waste bin combined in a single unit in the style of TOMRA’s reverse vending machines. Reverse vending machines, often located at retailers, collect empty bottles and cans for reuse and recycling. With the introduction of the Wash & Waste,  ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • APR Announces Pharmacy Stock Bottle Recycling Resources

    The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the leading international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry, recently developed resources for pharmacies to recycle stock bottles.  In support of APR’s primary goals to increase the supply and enhance the quality of recycled plastics, pharmacy stock bottles have been identified as a highly marketable, quality ...

  • Register Now for the 2017 APR Plastics Recycling Educational Webinar Series

    As The Voice of Plastics Recycling®, APR consistently seeks to recognize and promote innovations that enhance the recyclability of a new or existing package or container. APR promotes the long-term growth and development of plastics recycling by providing the leadership and tools necessary to support the sustainability of the industry. Innovation drives the growth of recycling, and is ...

  • Register Now for the 2017 APR Plastics Recycling Educational Webinar Series

    As The Voice of Plastics Recycling®, APR consistently seeks to recognize and promote innovations that enhance the recyclability of a new or existing package or container. APR promotes the long-term growth and development of plastics recycling by providing the leadership and tools necessary to support the sustainability of the industry. Innovation drives the growth of recycling, and is ...

  • APR Announces 2017 Plastics Recycling Showcase

    The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) recognized the innovators selected for The 2017 APR Plastics Recycling Showcase during the APR Technical Forum at the 2017 Plastics Recycling Conference in New Orleans this week.  The Showcase, developed to highlight and promote industry leading innovations that have a positive impact on plastics collection and recycling, focuses on recently ...

  • Avery Dennison® helps Coca-Cola European partners to recycle 70 tonnes of pet waste annually

    Avery Dennison has collaborated with partners throughout the supply chain namely Viridor and PET UK, to help Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) reduce waste, costs, and the carbon footprint of Smartwater production in the United Kingdom According to Joe Franses, director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners: “This example shows how we can ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

  • Tomra France celebrates 10 years of recycling solutions for the French market at Pollutec

    On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, TOMRA France will present its latest innovations in automation solutions for optimizing recycling performance at the Pollutec Show, from November 29 to December 2, 2016 at Lyon Eurexpo. TOMRA Sorting Recycling will feature proven solutions for sorting black polymers and black objects from packaging. Recycling targets set by the EU have become ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Rapid Oxygen permeation analysis of PET bottles

    Our team of Technical Sales Managers are looking forward to participating at the K plastics and rubber trade fair next week and showcasing our range of permeation and headspace gas analysers to the many visitors who attend from all over the world. We are particular enthusiastic to introduce the new DualPerm oxygen / water vapour permeation station and to display our multiple bottle oxygen ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Chicago Soap Factory aims towards environmental-friendly recycling goals

    Environmentally-friendly cleaning products Method Home is known for their environmentally-friendly household cleaning products, but their dedication to resource preservation throughout the entire production process is not as widely recognized. Their factory, called the Soapbox, is situated on Chicago's South side, and the exterior is covered in an array of brightly colored awnings ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • Brothers Drinks Co. Ltd. Wins FINAT End-user Recycling Award

    Brothers Drinks Co. Ltd. has won the 2016 FINAT End-user Recycling Award for its involvement in a PET liner recycling programme, set up by Avery Dennison and PET UK. PET is by far the most recycled plastic material in Europe, with the equivalent of more than 66 billion bottles recycled in 2014. However, recycling silicone-coated PET liner is more complex and challenging, and was achieved in ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

  • Rescue Restaurant Leftovers

    Food waste is the single largest component of disposed U.S. municipal solid waste. In fact, 40% of food generated in the United States is wasted. One place where consumers are not always sure how to handle their uneaten food is in restaurants. We know the best case is to bring along your own reusable containers for any leftovers, but sometimes that isn’t possible or you may not ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Environmental Technology Disposer Day at HSM on Lake Constance

    The South German manufacturer of office and environmental technology, HSM GmbH + Co. KG, extended an invitation to a disposer day at its plants in Frickingen and Salem on 18 March 2016. Round about 100 guests from all over Germany, Poland, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Finland and Cyprus travelled to Lake Constance and had an informative day. Managing Director and company founder ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • More than 100 tons per day at COOP in Schafisheim (CH)

    At COOP’s new distribution centre in Schafisheim, 30 minutes east of Zürich in Switzerland, it is now time for start-up of the system for processing of packaging materials and waste from COOP’s stores in the catchment area. The baling system that a.a. includes 4 Presona balers has been installed by Hunkeler Systeme AG, Presona´s distributor in Switzerland. According ...


    By Presona AB

  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling launches revolutionary AUTOSORT FLAKE

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling revealed their new AUTOSORT FLAKE featuring simultaneous triple-sorting capability under www.upgrade-your-flake.com on 7 December 2015. The product launch was originally planned to take place at the Plastics Recycling Show (PRS) in Brussels, on 25 & 26 November 2015 and was transformed into a digital campaign ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Brothers Drinks saves 1.5 million square metres of label liner waste from incineration with the Avery Dennison and PET UK recycling scheme

    PET is by far the most recycled plastic material in Europe, with the equivalent of over 66 billion bottles recycled in 2014. However, recycling siliconised PET liner is more complex and challenging, and was achieved in Europe only last year, when Avery Dennison reached out to PET UK in Scotland. Such recycling offers converters and brand owners an opportunity to move towards a more circular ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

  • Recent Installations of PEL Waste Reduction Equipment Waste Glass Bottle Crushers in Mayo & Dublin

    The multi-award winning Bar One Gastro Pub on Rush Street in Castlebar Co. Mayo joined forces with another winner last week when a PEL Waste Reduction Equipment BB01 Baby Jaws waste glass bottle crusher was installed in the premises. The PEL BB01 Baby ...

  • Plastic bottle recycling in U.S. tops 3 billion pounds for first time

    Plastic bottle recycling grew 97 million pounds in 2014, increasing 3.3 percent, to top 3 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released jointly today by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The recycling rate for plastic bottles climbed 1.0 percent to 31.8 percent for the year. The 25th annual National Post-Consumer Plastics Bottle ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • A Behind-The-Scenes-Look at Plastic Bottle Recycling

    In North America, water bottles account for more than 2 million tons of waste each year. Recycling (polyethylene terephthalate) PET plastics – a popular plastic for food and non-food products – can help improve the recycling value chain by allowing things like plastic bottles be recycled back into other plastic containers. To help facilitate the recycling of PET, Avery Dennison ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

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