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715,000 tons of metal is recovered every year by our metal recycling machines. That’s the equivalent of 4,031 Boeing 747s. What’s even more incredible? To date, only 1,435 Boeing 747s have ever been made.
Packaging waste is mostly made up of different polymers, beverage cartons, paper and glass. Depending on the country in question, different collection systems apply and the material will invariably arrive in different conditions to the MRF’s (Materials Recovery Facility).
PET and HDPE
AUTOSORT in process
Packaging and Pre-sorted waste sorting
At TOMRA Sorting, regardless of the collection system operated, we are able to optimally sort the valuable fractions from packaging waste with high efficiency and purity.
We currently operate packaging waste sorting units at packaging MRF’s in many countries including Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, UK and USA.
Amongst the typical packaging waste sorting tasks that are performed by TOMRA Sorting in such plants are the sorting of polymers according to their material type (PET, HDPE, PP, PS, mixed polymers, etc), beverage cartons and paper (de-inking and cardboard fractions).
As the most flexible sorting system within TOMRA Sorting Recycling’s product family, the AUTOSORT combines detection of color and enhanced material information resulting in a multifunctional system that optimizes effectiveness across a broad variety of applications.
Now in its fourth generation, the FINDER specializes in effectively separating high purity metal fractions from even the most difficult fractions in terms of composition, grain size and mix from mixed waste and metal streams.