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The TOMRA Circular Economy Division

A world where resources are kept in circulation for as long as possible, then fed back into the system through collecting, sorting, and recycling. We want to help create that world. That's what the circular economy is all about. That's what we are all about.

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With 50 years experience in circular waste management, TOMRA is a pioneer and innovation leader in waste collection and management. The TOMRA Circular Economy Division (TCE) was formed to drive innovation forward, and accelerate the transformation to a circular economy, shaping future waste and resource systems. 


The TOMRA Holistic Resource System uses a combination of waste management practices for collecting, sorting, and recycling. This system aims to close the loop, cut global annual CO2 emissions, and reduce waste.

Our sensor-based technology increases precision and streamlines our recycling processes, and our state-of-the-art reverse vending and waste sorting solutions recover materials while providing valuable insight into the composition of those materials.

And that's just the beginning. We are constantly exploring possibilities and cultivating new ways to get the most out of our systems, maximizing the value of resources and - most importantly - reducing waste

Along with our white papers, we have developed a podcast, TOMRA Talks Circular, to explore a variety of topics, from our holistic approach to waste management and how it can help us achieve the EU’s green objectives, to advanced mixed waste sorting, plastic recovery prior to disposal, Deposit Return Schemes, and everything beyond and in between. Listen and follow via your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode.


We aim to take plastic waste management to a new level worldwide. By 2030: 
- 40% of all post-consumer plastic packaging will be collected for recycling
- 30% of all post-consumer plastic packaging will be recycled in a closed loop


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Our new white paper serves as a guide for policymakers designing or developing EPR schemes, offering a multi-dimensional perspective and practical insights to help achieve the best results.

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Image showing quote: "At least 50% of emissions responsible for climate change are embodied in things we use and consume."