U.S. Consumers Redeem Billions of Used Beverage Containers Through TOMRA Reverse Vending Machines in 2018

Shelton, Conn. — May 9, 2019—TOMRA of North America reporting consumers redeemed over 40 billion single use plastic beverage containers. That’s all though its reverse vending machines (RVMs) in 2018. Also and as a result more than 2 billion redeemed in the Northeast. RVMs collect beverage containers for recycling. In addition they prevent them from entering oceans and landfills.

So when a plastic bottle is returned to an RVM. Then material becomes protected from contamination. Contamination from other types of household waste. The bottle maintains food-grade status and can be turned back into another plastic bottle. All in a “closed loop”. So it does not get “down-cycled” or thrown away. TOMRA calls this process “Clean Loop Recycling”.

In addition, on a mission to keep many beverage containers in the loop as possible.

Furthermore, in 2017, 35 billion recycled bottles.  Consequently up from 2016. All in redeeming beverage containers. That reflects the world’s growing concern about plastic pollution.

Therefore and in addition, container deposit laws becoming recognized help. Finally they are recognizing them as a circular solution for beverage containers. That’s also all around the world. As a result, TOMRA therefore plans to hire 2,000 new employees over the next two years. Thereby meeting demand for deposit system expertise.

Source: TOMRA Collection Solutions

Finally, TOMRA Collection Solutions, part of the TOMRA Group. In conclusion, creating sensor-based solutions for optimal resource productivity. Also, the vision to lead “Resource Revolution”. Furthermore, the Group employs approximately 3,300 people globally. Finally, publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE: TOM).

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