TOMRA Sorting’s 15 global test and demonstration centers - in Germany, the USA, China, South Korea and Japan - have so far conducted 721 application tests in order to help customers find the best option of sensor combinations for a specific sorting task. At the end of 2017 TOMRA Recycling will have a global installed base of 5,350 units, so that there are now more than 11,000 units installed in more than 80 countries.
Every year TOMRA facilitates the collection of close to 35 billion empty drinking cans and bottles. TOMRA was the first company to make it possible to sort out glass from MSW. According to the World Bank, the world’s cities create more than 1.3bn tonnes of solid waste per year, of which 5% is glass, but this is expected to increase by 2025 to 2.2bn tonnes per year, of which 7% will be glass.