More automated recycling centers due in Brazil


Tomra Latasa, Brazil’s largest recycler of beverage cans, is launching an automated, aluminum-can and plastic-bottle recycling program at 50 supermarkets and retail hypermarkets nationwide. The $1 million effort marks the latest in a series of initiatives that has ranked Brazil as a world leader in voluntary can recycling. By mid-year, Tomra Latasa plans to install shed-like recycling centers in the parking lots of 50 supermarkets and discount hypermarkets in five Brazilian cities. Each of the automated facilities will house a pair of reverse-vending machines in which consumers can deposit aluminum cans and plastic (Pet) bottles. The machines will count the deposited containers and spit out vouchers consumers can use to buy goods at the stores. They also will shred the... [Log in to read more]

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