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Elie Sandros, Area Sales Manager Middle East & Africa, TOMRA Recycling Sorting

Interview with Elie Sandros, Area Sales Manager Middle East & Africa, TOMRA Recycling Sorting


TOMRA plays a key role in helping Green Recycling achieve its goal of establishing the UK’s first picker-less C&I MRF

Essex-based waste management and recycling solutions provider, Green Recycling, has achieved its goal of becoming the UK’s first picker-less C&I MRF thanks to investment in sensor-based sorting equipment from TOMRA Recycling Sorting.
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TOMRA Recycling and PolyPerception Announce New Collaboration

TOMRA today announced a new collaboration with PolyPerception to offer AI-powered material analysis technology to waste sorting and recycling facilities.
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From wood to resource: market update in times of challenges

Wood is becoming an increasingly desirable commodity, especially in times when the market finds itself under extreme pressure due to supply chain shortages and high prices.
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How sensor-based sorting technology is driving advances in E-scrap recycling

With E-scrap continuing to be the fastest growing waste stream in the world, TOMRA Recycling’s Segment Manager for Metal Recycling, Terence Keyworth, looks at the ways in which the latest advances in sensor-based sorting can provide new opportunities for E-scrap recyclers.
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TOMRA & IKEA highlighted the future of wood recycling in webcast

During a 45-minute live stream, TOMRA’s wood recycling team and a material expert from IKEA outlined how a circular economy for wood can become a reality and a profitable business case for the panel industry.
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TOMRA Sorting KK enhances and expands TOMRA CARE After Sales Service Package

The Japanese subsidiary of TOMRA Recycling Sorting offers TOMRA CARE to provide regular after-sales service following product installation to accommodate the diverse needs of our customers.
FINDER offers metals reprocessors high throughput sensor-based sorting coupled with high yields

TOMRA FINDER technology more than triples throughput at Ward Automotive Shredder Residue plant

TOMRA Recycling Sorting’s latest sensor-based sorting solution for metals has been chosen as part of an upgrade at Donald Ward Ltd’s automotive shredder residue (ASR) reprocessing facility in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

Black figures in plastic recycling are feasible

If you want to recycle, you need to have access to the necessary material. There are huge differences in quality, but the gap can be bridged with technology, says Dr. Volker Rehrmann, CTO, Executive VP & Head-TOMRA Sorting Solutions at TOMRA Systems.
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The future of wood recycling TOMRA hosts live webcast

TOMRA Recycling weighs in on the future of wood recycling with a special guest during a live webcast on October 27, 10 am CET.
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TOMRA showcases solutions to close gaps along the value chain at the K exhibition 2022

TOMRA will be at this year’s K, the world's largest plastics fair, in Dusseldorf, Germany from October 19th- 26th.
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Extending the lifecycle of wood – from forest to products

By collecting and sorting wood-based materials for recycling, more wood can be repurposed and turned into new products like furniture, building materials, packaging and more.
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TOMRA new eBook makes the case for robotic sorting and gets into the mechanics of recycling robots

Selecting the right mix of optical sorters with robotic arm and valve block ejectors delivers two powerful robot options to boost recovery of wanted materials

Artificial neural networks changing the game in wood recycling

Artificial Intelligence is making headline news everywhere, but what is behind this powerful instrument, and what implications does it have for the wood-based panel industry and recyclers?
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TOMRA to highlight its solutions and latest developments in reverse vending at RWM & Letsrecycle 

At RWM & Letsrecycle visitors will have the opportunity to find out about TOMRA’s recycling and waste management solutions and the role they are playing in helping the UK achieve its goal of becoming a circular economy.
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TOMRA chosen as technology partner for NP Teesside-based alternative fuel production plant

The latest sensor-based sorting technology from TOMRA Recycling has been chosen by the Netherlands-based alternative fuel specialist N+P Group
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TOMRA Recycling chosen as technology partner for new advanced automated MSW sorting plant in Poland

TOMRA has been appointed by Ekombud Spółka as its technology partner for its state-of-the-art €2.5+ million MSW processing facility in southern Poland.
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TOMRA calls for closing the loop on plastics and beyond

TOMRA continues to play a key role in closing the loop on PET beverage containers but recognizes that there is more to be done.
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Closing the loop on aluminum: TOMRA Recycling's Tom eng at BIR Conference

Representatives of the industry listened to Tom Eng outlining the necessity to promote circularity for aluminum and how we can get there at BIR Convention
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Wood recycling: from waste to resource. Traditional or modern?

An overview of wood sorting systems
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TOMRA to highlight 50 years of circular solutions at IFAT

Active in circular waste management for 50 years, TOMRA has successfully closed the loop on plastics and is set to further drive change.
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TOMRA Recycling launches new generation X-TRACT™ for aluminum recycling and processing

TOMRA's x-ray transmission (XRT) technology combines innovative synergies in metal and diamond recovery, once again setting new standards in sensor-based aluminum sorting.
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TOMRA Recycling appoints Parker Bynum as new sales manager USA West

TOMRA Recycling announces the appointment of Parker Bynum as the new sales manager covering the waste and recycling industry

Breaking the bottlenecks of recycled plastic content

Brand owners and packaging converters in the plastics industry are facing major bottlenecks in recycled content availability.
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TOMRA celebrates 50th anniversary by announcing world without waste mission

Mülheim Kärlich, Germany, 1st of April, 2022 - TOMRA, the global provider of advanced collection and sorting systems, celebrates its 50th anniversary today.
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New appointment at TOMRA Recycling to support ambitious growth plans

Following the September 2021 opening of its flake sorting test center in Parma, Italy, TOMRA Recycling’s Italian division now boasts a new Country Manager, as well as new sales and service team members.
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Wood recycling: from waste to resource

A 360° perspective on wood recycling

TOMRA Recycling boosts polymer purity at Viridor's Avonmouth and Skelmersdale plants

Viridor has chosen the very latest in sensor-based sorting technology from TOMRA Recycling for two of its polymer recycling plants.
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The Melosch Company, leading environmental service provider in Germany, benefits from TOMRA Insight

A traditional family-owned company proves that data-driven sorting increases throughput, improves product quality, and boosts profitability
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TOMRA Recycling strengthens its position in the wood recycling segment with a dedicated team

As the first sensor-based sorting solutions provider with a dedicated team for the wood segment, TOMRA Recycling sets out to drive the development of waste wood recycling through technology and process improvement consulting for the industry.
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TOMRA Recycling adds Eric C. Olsson to lead plastics segment

This newly created position will be dedicated to strengthening the plastics business by offering in-depth sorting expertise for customers with an emphasis on plastic flake recycling.

TOMRA Recycling invites to INTERPLASTICA

TOMRA Recycling will participate in the 24th International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber called Interplastica (stand no. 81B06). The exhibition will take place from 25 to 28 January 2022 in Moscow, Expocentre.
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Test before you invest

Testing materials before investing in sorting technologies serve to reduce risk, validate process

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TOMRA pioneers the use of Deep Learning technology to distinguish between different types of wood

TOMRA further strengthened its offering for the global wood sector by becoming the first in the world to use deep learning in wood recycling applications.
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TOMRA's sensor-based technology provides a future-proof solution for Mid UK Recycling's new Barkston MRF

Innovative sensor-based sorting solutions from TOMRA have been installed at Mid UK Recycling’s new material recycling facility (MRF).
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TOMRA celebrates 15 years dual energy X-ray sorting of aluminum

A look back at the legendary design and in-house software development of x-ray transmission (XRT) sensor technology for metals and mineral sorting
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TOMRA presents sorting solutions for the recycling industry at Residuos Expo 2021

Gold Sponsor of Residuos Expo 2021: TOMRA advances the industry and has more than 7,400 sorting systems installed in more than 100 countries.
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TOMRA's latest Ebook identifies how the plastics value chain can reduce plastic waste

TOMRA new eBook, which shares transformational ideas for reducing plastic waste throughout the plastics value chain
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TOMRA Recycling new Ebook addresses the need to improve deinking recycling rates

E-book looks at the commercial and regulatory pressures on deinking and introduces a new technology which reduces complexity while increasing recovery rates
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How global recycling day teaches us about the potential it holds for sustaining our environment

Today's Global Recycling Day reminds us of the impact recycling has and what can be done to sustain our resources.
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Partnering for future growth - TOMRA Recycling holds Integrators conference

On September 3-4, conference guests at TOMRA’s premises to focus on emerging practices to face and prepare for challenges in global waste management.

TOMRA introduces Sharp Eye technology for separating single-layer PET trays from PET bottles

New brand application will be a welcome breakthrough at a time when demand for plastic bottles and trays is growing internationally
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Facing 2 realities: paradise oceans vs plastic soup

On today's World Water Day we shift focus on our oceans, which are a vital water source but increasingly affected by human action.
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Testing is believing – TOMRA celebrates opening a new flake sorting test center in Italy

TOMRA opened its new flake sorting Test Center, where it will develop new solutions in PO and PET flake sortin, expanding its service offering.
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TOMRA Recycling to extend its test offering with new test center in Italy

TOMRA Recycling will soon celebrate the opening of a unique new test facility dedicated to the full plastic sorting segment next to its office in Italy
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TOMRA Recycling to exhibit and contribute to panel discussion at Harbor Aluminum Summit in Chicago

TOMRA will be one of only a few select exhibitors at this year’s summit and will highlight its latest sensor-based metal sorting technologies.
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TOMRA publishes new E-book unveiling the potential of connected machines

Machine connectivity delivers key production and service data to drive the strategic management process

TOMRA Recycling to highlight latest advances in metals recovery at CARS 2021

Leading sensor-based sorting specialist, TOMRA, has confirmed its attendance at CARS 2021, which will take place from 29-30 September at the NAEC.
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Aluminum recycling: an urgent and unexplored reality in Mexico

TOMRA is confident that aluminum recycling in Mexico will help different industries in the country to grow, mainly the automotive industry.
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TOMRA Recycling’s latest generation AUTOSORT™ installed at Earthtechnica’s test center in Japan

TOMRA has announced the installation of its new AUTOSORT™ in the Yachiyo Technical Center of EarthTechnica Co. Ltd, an authorized dealer of TOMRA.
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TOMRA to sponsor the Circular Economy Theatre at RWM 2021 and highlight the role of its technology in the transition towards a more circular economy

TOMRA, global leader in resource sustainability, confirmed as the sponsor of the Circular Economy Theatre at RWM 2021.
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TOMRA celebrates its 10th anniversary in the Brazilian market with its eyes firmly fixed on the future

TOMRA is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Brazil and therewith many achievements that have greatly contributed to the development of the market.
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EU Single-Use Plastics Directive paves the way for a more progressive and circular model for plastics recycling

The SUPD is a wide-reaching piece of legislation which aims to address marine plastic pollution by reducing plastic consumption.
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TOMRA Recycling hosts webinar on data-driven recovery of plastics packaging

As a world leader in waste sorting solutions that enable a circular economy, TOMRA Recycling is hosting a free webinar “Maximizing plastic packaging recovery – how data upgrades plastics performance” on July 14, 4 pm CEST.
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TOMRA to exhibit latest updates to the new generation AUTOSORT™ and deliver a sustainability talk on recycling

At WasteExpo 2021 TOMRA Recycling will exhibit and highlight the latest sorting innovations from the company’s new generation AUTOSORT™ sensor-based sorting system.
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Ty Rhoad named new Regional Director Americas for TOMRA Recycling

TOMRA Recycling, the global leading supplier of sensor-based sorting solutions, announces Ty Rhoad as the new Regional Director Americas.
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Sorting technology to cope with the increase of the nation's waste – TOMRA explains

Plastic and its derivatives, the recycling and handling of PET, like other waste, has become a real challenge for countries and their recycling companies.
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TOMRA Recycling explores the future of the global aluminum industry in latest webinar

On 20 May 2021, global leader in metal sorting technology, TOMRA Recycling held it first metals sorting webinar entitled ‘Aluminum sorting industry outlook – key sorting technologies, innovations and opportunities in a circular economy.’ 
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TOMRA leads the resource revolution with 50 years’ dedication to the industry

At Chinaplas 2021 held in Shenzhen in mid-April this year, TOMRA’s booth was set up at Hall 6, A41 in the Recycling Tech Pavilion, where visitors could see its eye-catching booth at first glance upon entering the main entrance
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Achieving Circular Economy through sorting technology

The current global economy is based on a linear model of production and consumption, where raw materials are used to manufacture products, which are subsequently sold, used and finally discarded as waste; this continuous cycle has become unsustainable for the environment.
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Navigating the latest changes in waste legislation

Tom Eng, SVP and Head of TOMRA Recycling, provides an overview of some of the recent changes in European and international waste legislation.
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The bottle-to-bottle way I go

Door to door, simply picking up stray bottles from the curbside, reverse vending are only some ways of taking the first step towards recycling PET bottles.
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TOMRA’s latest plastic flake sorting solutions deliver unparalleled recovery and purity results in PO recycling

Thanks to the latest applications of TOMRA Sorting Recycling’s sensor-based flake sorting solutions, customers are now able to achieve unparalleled recovery and purity rates of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), both of which are polyolefins (PO). 
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TOMRA Recycling empowers light intensity of Flying Beam™ for advanced sorting accuracy

TOMRA gives more insight into its engineering advancements made to its FLYING BEAM™ technology. A detailed explanation of the new version.

Using sensor-based sorting technology to derive maximum value from ELV scrap

Martin Song, Area Sales Manager Korea, explores the challenges associated with recovering high volumes of high purity materials from ELVs
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TOMRA Recycling addressing the challenges of aluminium recycling

Demand for aluminium has risen over recent years and is predicted to increase further over the next two decades.
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Integrated flake sorting solutions paving the way to increased quality

When it comes to plastic waste, now more than ever emphasis is being placed on handling this resource in a responsible, sustainable manner.
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TOMRA Recycling celebrates digital launch of its latest and most advanced sorting solutions

Today marked the global launch of TOMRA Sorting Recycling’s latest advanced sorting solutions to meet demand for faster, more efficient and smarter material sorting – both now and in the future.
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World Environment Day: how you can take care of me, Earth

Celebrate World Environment Day by celebrating Earth and by celebrating all the steps you are taking to work towards a more sustainable future.
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Groundbreaking innovation - TOMRA Recycling enables the production of low magnesium twitch from zorba

Global leader in sensor-based sorting systems, TOMRA Sorting Recycling, is renowned for spearheading technological developments and its latest innovation is no exception.
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Maximum sorting efficiency and increased scrap aluminum quality achieved through the use of TOMRA technology

TOMRA Sorting Recycling's X-Ray Transmission (XRT) technology with its X-TRACT™ and X-TRACT™ X6 FINES units is highly recommended for efficiently separating aluminum and aluminum alloys from heavy metals, which delivers consistent quality for the resulting raw materials and products.

New TOMRA headquarters in South Africa

New Johannesburg premises will help sorting and recycling businesses recover more value from waste
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TOMRA opens new recycling business unit HQ in North America

New Charlotte location to serve as waste and metals recycling solutions base for customers in North, Central and South America
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Circular economy and plastics become EU priorities

Over the past five years, circular economy and plastics pollution have become one of the priorities of the European Union (EU).
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TOMRA Recycling hosted HolyGrail 2.0 event

HolyGrail, led by Procter & Gamble and supported by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, invited stakeholders and partners to another event held at TOMRA's.
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TOMRA joins new global Alliance To End Plastic Waste

World-leading provider of sensor-based collection and sorting solutions TOMRA has joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a new global not-for-profit organization which has committed $1.5 billion (€1.35 billion) towards solutions to eliminate plastic waste.
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Get ready for big data TOMRA introduces deep learning add-on for AUTOSORT™ machines at Ecomondo

Get ready for big data TOMRA introduces deep learning add-on for AUTOSORT™ machines at Ecomondo

TOMRA launches new XTRACT™ x6 fines machine capable of sorting metal fractions

Unveiled at Aluminum USA 2019 a new machine with enhanced X-ray technology which detects and sorts metal grains half the size of what previously possible
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Can the global plastic waste export market be revived?

With the introduction of plastic import bans across South East Asia, the global export market has slowed hugely over the last 12 months
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TOMRA Sorting Recycling launches INNOSORT™ FLAKE featuring dual-sensor sorting capability

TOMRA Sorting Recycling extends its offering of high-precision flake sorting solutions with the innovative INNOSORT™ FLAKE sensor-based solution that combines color and material sorting, reliably removing PVC, metals and opaque flakes.
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Could the Chinese National Sword inspire global recycling innovation?

The Chinese National Sword brings unprecedented restrictions on waste and metal imports, but it also provides commercial opportunities in other markets.
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TOMRA’s Frank Van de Winkel to participate in Harbor Aluminum Summit market outlook panel

TOMRA Sorting Recycling also set to preview its latest aluminum sorting technologies available to the market in TOMRA summit exhibit