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TOMRA Collection News

Check out our latest press releases, insights and blogs. With 82,000+ installations across 60+ markets, TOMRA reverse vending captures 35 billion drink containers every year for recycling. 

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05 June 2019

World Environment Day 2019

By land and by sea, why the fight against plastic pollution is just as important on our own home turf

08 May 2019

TOMRA welcomes Scotland's landmark deposit return scheme

The Scottish Government’s announcement today that an ambitious and wide-ranging deposit return scheme (DRS) will be introduced has been hailed as “groundbreaking” by TOMRA.

03 January 2019

A guide to closed-loop recycling

A staggering 1.4 trillion cans and bottles are used across the globe every year, but shockingly only 9% are being recycled. 14% are incinerated and an even larger proportion of the world’s plastic bottles and cans are going into our oceans, streets and landfills. 

27 November 2018

TOMRA discusses deposit return at Scottish Grocers’ Federation conference

TOMRA appeared at the 2018 Scottish Grocers' Federation Conference to discuss the opportunities of deposit return schemes for UK retailers. 

13 November 2018

CHINESE SWORD AND ‘NO-DEAL’ BREXIT COULD CREATE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR UK WASTE INDUSTRY

As Brexit discussions intensify, the question remains: Can the UK domestically manage the 3.6 million tonnes of waste currently exported to the EU every year?

20 August 2018

How do container deposit schemes work? 

Around the world, demand is growing for countries to increase their recycling rates for bottles and cans, as a means to fight litter and ocean plastic and conserve scarce resources. To meet this challenge, many regions are considering container deposit schemes, which see up to almost 100% of all drink containers returned for recycling. Learn more about what container deposit schemes are and how they work. 

30 July 2018

Kristine's eXXpedition diary: The final week

TOMRA circular economy communicator Kristine M. Berg shares her experiences on board the final week of the eXXpedition voyage's first leg, as the crew discusses solutions to marine litter and approaches land at last.

15 July 2018

Kristine's eXXpedition Diary: Marine Litter Research

TOMRA circular economy communicator Kristine M. Berg shares her experiences on board the second week of the eXXpedition voyage, as the crew measures marine litter in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

06 July 2018

Kristine's eXXpedition Diary: The Voyage Begins

TOMRA circular economy communicator Kristine M. Berg shares her experiences on board the first week of the eXXpedition voyage as they set sail for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

25 June 2018

All-women’s scientific research expedition sets sail across the North Pacific gyre investigating solutions to ocean plastic pollution

Today ‘eXXpedition North Pacific’, in collaboration with recycling innovators TOMRA, sets sail from Honolulu, Hawaii on a scientific research mission led by award-winning British skipper and ocean advocate Emily Penn to investigate solutions to the devastating impact of single-use plastic and toxics in the world’s oceans. 

15 June 2018

Taking a dive into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

This summer, TOMRA will be sailing with ocean plastic research mission eXXpedition, documenting marine litter in the North Pacific Ocean. eXXpedition will sail through the gyre of plastic pollution known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

08 June 2018

Setting sail: Meet TOMRA's eXXpedition crew member

As TOMRA announces its support of ocean plastic research mission eXXpedition, meet the TOMRA colleague rolling up her sleeves on board the voyage and sharing her expertise in solutions for protecting oceans.

14 May 2018

TOMRA supports pioneering all-female ocean plastic science research mission "eXXpedition" as Title Sponsor

TOMRA will support eXXpedition’s North Pacific 2018 sailing voyage focusing on microplastic pollution, and links to environmental and human health (June 23rd - July 28th). 

04 May 2018

The future of the sea? How the ocean economy can fight plastic pollution

Ocean plastic pollution could triple in a decade without action by the ocean economy. TOMRA CEO Stefan Ranstrand responds to the UK Government’s Foresight Future of the Sea report and explains how container deposit schemes and sensor-based recycling sorting could provide a solution.

04 April 2018

What the European Commission's Circular Economy plastics strategy means for business

The European Commission’s Circular Economy plastics strategy was launched in January 2018 to protect the planet from plastic waste. But what does it mean for business?

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