Reverse vending machines for bottle and can recycling
TOMRA Collection is a leading innovator in the circular economy and Clean Loop Recycling. Founded on the invention of the world's first reverse vending machine, we are now responsible for approximately 80,000 installations across more than 60 markets. From expert advice for reverse vending providers and new deposit return regions to engaging recycling experiences for end-users, you can rely on TOMRA for the best reverse vending machines for collecting aluminum cans and glass and plastic bottles for recycling.
What is your recycling role?
About reverse vending
Deposit return systems have achieved return rates of up to 98% of eligible beverage containers in some markets, making a huge positive impact on plastic pollution and container litter. TOMRA reverse vending machines not only facilitate this effect, but also instantly refund the deposit due from bottle and can recycling, as well as offering other benefits. This motivates repeat use and raises collection rates. Reverse vending often becomes part of communities’ everyday routines, so recycling is made convenient, efficient and rewarding.
TOMRA Collection seeks to lead the resource revolution, collecting more than 45 billion containers a year to keep them in the Clean Loop and out of our streets, oceans and landfill. We have been pioneering reverse vending technology for more than 45 years and work with retailers, decision makers, partners and people to continuously innovate, making bottle and can recycling better for everyone.
A life without litter
Working with beverage containers, TOMRA pays attention to what happens to them. Every year, more than 1.4 trillion beverage containers are sold. 500 billion of those are made of plastic. Only 14% of those containers are collected for recycling, with 40% of plastic packaging sent to landfill, and 32% ending up in nature, as litter.