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Reverse vending machine

TOMRA R1: New way to return containers set to change consumer recycling behavior in Germany, Denmark and Netherlands

2:50 min PET recycling systems
Asker, Norway

Recyclers in Germany and Denmark can now pour over 100 empty beverage containers into a reverse vending machine in one go, rather than inserting them one by one, with the launch of the TOMRA R1 by global reverse vending leader TOMRA. 

The “multi-feed” TOMRA R1 reverse vending machine has gone live at the ABC Lavpris supermarket in the city of Tarm in Denmark, and in the Edeka Massak store in Kronach, Germany. Germany is a recycling world champion, with its deposit return system for recycling empty drink containers achieving a 98% return rate for eligible containers, the highest in the world. Denmark is also a recycling high achiever, with a return rate of 92%.

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