Tomra Pacific opens RePlanet recycling center
TOMRA Pacific Inc., a unit of Tomra of North America,
a provider of advanced recycling solutions, announced
that it will open its first RePlanet recycling center
at Albertsons in Tustin, California. The RePlanet kiosk
will help consumers in the city – a highly underserved
market for recycling – gain access to beverage container
recycling and California Redemption Value (CRV) cash.
The RePlanet center, a colorful kiosk that will sit in
the parking lot, will house four bulk reverse vending
machines (RVM) that consumers use to deposit their used
containers. In return, consumers will receive vouchers
to bring inside the Albertson’s store to redeem.
RVMs automate the process of collecting and sorting beverage
containers by material and size. TOMRA’s patented recognition
technology, Sure Return™, provides continuous video surveillance
of inserted items, ensuring correct deposit refunds for
consumers and accounting accuracy for the store.
TOMRA Pacific has over 440 RePlanet centers in California,
and has recycled 3 billion containers in the state, 19
percent of the state total.