Waste Collection News

  • Coca-Cola launches reverse vending incentive scheme using CafeCrush

    First reverse vending machines enter theme parks as Coca-Cola teams up with Merlin Entertainments to exchange plastic bottles for family fun this summer • Coca-Cola Great Britain has partnered with Merlin Entertainments to offer discounts at UK’s best-known attractions in exchange for empty plastic bottles • Partnership designed to incentivise and encourage recycling on-the-go with specially ...

  • SolarStreetBin™ Installed in Belmullet Co. Mayo

    The SolarStreetBin™ installed in Belmullet Co. Mayo is a solar powered litter bin with integrated compaction and communication modules which are planned to increase the efficiency of the litter collection service in the town. ...

  • Fiber+ wins award for sustainable tea packaging

    On June 13th, 2018; Fiber+ plastic free tea bag material was awarded the “New Product Innovation showcase award” for sustainable packaging at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Fiber+ is part of a full range of beverage solutions including groundbreaking BioWeb®, a plastic-free product range for tea and coffee applications. Stuart Nixon, VP of the Beverage and Casing ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Haringey Council Halts Litter in its Tracks with the SolarStreetBin

    The London Borough of Haringey has installed PEL Waste Reduction Equipment’s SolarStreetBinTM in Finsbury Park in order to increase the efficiency of litter collections within the park. Haringey Council has installed the PEL120SSB SolarStreetBinTM in Finsbury Park which lies within the confines of the North London ...

  • Life at TOMRA: A Great Place to Work

    TOMRA was proud last night to be named the number 5 best place to work in the Great Place to Work survey in Norway, where the company is headquartered, in the category of workplaces with 200-499 employees. TOMRA was proud last night to be named the number 5 best place to work in the Great Place to Work survey in Norway, where the company is headquartered, in the category of workplaces with ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • TOMRA celebrates International Women`s Day

    What is your role at TOMRA Collection? Joanne: I am the Service Manager at TOMRA Australia. I manage a team of Technicians and Field Service Attendants maintaining the reverse vending machines (RVMs) in New South Wales, covering an area bigger than France and Germany. TOMRA’s RVMs have a positive impact on the environment, with the aim of reducing the volume of ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Axion: Are biodegradable plastics better for the environment?

      Plastics are indispensable in many areas of our modern lives, yet questions over the material’s sustainability are rarely out of the headlines these days. Are biodegradable, compostable and bio-plastics really a better environmental solution? Richard McKinlay, Head of Circular Economy at resource recovery specialist Axion, offers his opinion.   ...


    By Axion Group

  • Biocycle January - Equipment News

    Turner Receives Red Dot Award Komptech introduced the Topturn X4500 in late 2016, the smallest compost turner in its product line. The company recently received the Red Dot Award, an internationally recognized quality label for excellent product design, for the X4500. “Its concisely formed, sturdy frame gives the Topturn X4500 an autonomous appearance,” notes the statement by ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Entries now open for Recofloor 2018 Awards Event

    Recofloor, the UK’s vinyl flooring recycling scheme, is accepting entries for its 2018 annual Awards Event, which will kick off at Liverpool Football Club’s prestigious Anfield ground on Thursday April 26th 2018. Hosted by footballing legend Kevin Keegan, the event celebrates members’ achievements and commitment to the scheme, established eight years ago by ...


    By Axion Group

  • TOMRA Japan receives the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry 3R Prize

    In selecting TOMRA Japan for the prize, the 3R Promotion Council pointed to the new way in which both consumers and retailers engage in recycling using TOMRA reverse vending machines. It noted the use of advanced sensor technology in the machines to ensure high quality PET materials in the recycling loop, and the built-in compaction units that help increase storage capacity and reduce the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • TOMRA Collection leader: “We have never seen as many opportunities as we do now”

    We met a leader with clear thoughts on the company’s path, and – with over 13 years’ experience in the TOMRA Collection Solutions business unit – Harald Henriksen is highly focused on the company’s long-term strategy and initiatives toward new technologies. The reverse vending giant – which was started by entrepreneur brothers Tore and Petter Planke – ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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: Successful Bid for Network Operator Role in the New South Wales Container Deposit Scheme

    The New South Wales (NSW) Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton has today, 29.07.2017, announced that TOMRA’s joint venture with Cleanaway (“TOMRA-Cleanaway”) has been appointed as the Network Operator for the State’s Container Deposit Scheme starting in December 2017. The Container Deposit Scheme will be a vital contribution to NSW’s litter volume reduction target of ...


    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.

  • TOMRA celebrates its 45th anniversary following record revenue year

    Since its founding on April 1, 1972, TOMRA has progressed from being a pioneer in automated recycling technology to a company today offering a diverse range of sensor-based solutions that are helping to lead a cross-industry revolution toward resource sustainability.  ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Waste architecture at Sardinia 2017

    Following the incredible success of the International Workshop on Waste Architecture, a parallel event of the Sardinia 2015 Symposium, we are glad to announce that Waste Architecture has been included in the main programme of Sardinia 2017. Waste Architecture is a new and relatively unexplored conceptual and design topic which promises to ...


    By EuroWaste Srl

  • Bob Gedert Voted to AOR Board

    Sustainability and recycling consultancy RRS, announced today affiliate senior consultant Bob Gedert has been voted to the Association of Ohio Recyclers (AOR) member-at-large board of directors position. Mr. Gedert recently moved back to Ohio and joined RRS to work with municipalities and organizations in the public sector to advance recycling and composting efforts and move toward zero waste ...

  • London boroughs to discuss future of recycling in the capital

    Hosted by letsrecycle.com in partnership with Resource London, the seventh annual London Conference will hear from policy makers, waste officers and behavioural analysts on efforts to improve recycling performance across London. There is a ‘clear opportunity’ for councils to look towards commercial waste collection in the capital, it has been claimed Issues including ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

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