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ROUND-UP

Experts discuss recycling of plastics, electronics and automobiles around the world!

05 April 2018

TOMRA
Promoting TOMRA Sorting Recycling’s expertise internationally

TOMRA Sorting Recycling has started a busy year of promoting its solutions globally by attending two congresses and a networking event in Europe, a networking evening in the United States, and an exhibition in India.  

At the first of two events held in Austria during the year’s first-quarter, TOMRA took an exhibition stand at the 17th International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) in Salzburg in mid-January. This event attracted from across Europe more than 500 producers, recyclers, equipment manufacturers, recycling associations, non-governmental organisations, standards bodies, and regulators. At a series of presentations and workshops, industry experts discussed the latest recycling technologies for electronics, regulations, and manufacturing processes.

With the focus shifting from electronics to plastics, TOMRA Sorting Recycling took an exhibition stand in early February at PLASTINDIA 2018, at the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Center in Gandhinagar, capital city of the state of Gujarat. This is the single-biggest event in India for bringing together innovations and technologies for the plastics industry - and significant because India is forecast by 2020 to become the third-largest plastics consumer in the world. 

In the USA in late February, TOMRA attended the 71st Annual Consumers’ Night organised by the Mid-American chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). During this evening at a hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, TOMRA’s Eric Thurston (Sales Manager Metals Recycling) met many people “who feel the market conditions are right to upgrade their plants to handle the abundance of scrap metal available in North America.” The ISRI trade association represents more than 1,600 private and public for-profit companies operating at 6,000 facilities in the USA and 30 countries worldwide.

TOMRA made its second visit to Austria in late March for the International Automobile Recycling Congress 2018 (IARC) in Vienna. Here TOMRA had a presence in the exhibition area next to the conference facilities, where workshops and seminars took a forward-looking view at future cars, autonomous vehicles, new materials, and their anticipated impact on recycling.

Also in March, TOMRA was an exhibitor at Afval & Recycling Industrie 2018 in Utrecht, in the Netherlands.  This one-day event for the waste and recycling sectors featured a packed programme of presentations on a wide range of market issues.