TOMRA has today entered into an agreement with an
affiliate of Waste Management, Inc. (WMI) for
delivery and service of 15 of TOMRA`s Automated
Recycling Centers (ARC). WMI is North America`s
leading provider of waste and environmental
services to the municipal, commercial, industrial
and residential sectors.
Waste Management will use the ARCs in a pilot
program in non-deposit markets in North America to
test consumers` response to incentive-based
recycling. The pilot program represents the
introduction of the revolutionary ARC technology
the North American market. Under the agreement the
15 recycling centers will be installed in three
test markets during first half of 2008, and the
pilot is expected to run until mid 2009.
Says Amund Skarholt, TOMRA`s President and
CEO: `Combining TOMRA`s unique ARC technology with
the operational skills and recycling capabilities
of Waste Management creates a strong platform for
effective and efficient recycling of rigid
packaging in non-deposit markets in North America.
The agreement represents a commitment by the two
companies to test ARCs as a vehicle to increase
recycling in North America and to explore the
opportunity for further deployment of this
technology outside the initial test markets if the
pilot is successful`.
For further comments, please contact Amund
(+47 97 55 94 25) or Trond K. Johannessen (+47 91
59 66 88).
Asker, 8 November 2007
Tomra Systems ASA