With the opening of a new office in Ericeira, Portugal, reverse vending technology company Tomra Collection is laying the ground for its role in the upcoming implementation of a new deposit return system (DRS) in that country.
The Portuguese government has agreed on the introduction of DRS for the recycling of beverage containers, and the DRS ordinance will be published soon. The vending machines produced by Tomra automate the return of bottles and cans, to help make deposit return systems more efficient and convenient.
The new office, equipped with the various reverse vending machine models available, will serve as a base for Tomra’s staff and a showroom for visitors. It is located in one of Europe’s most popular surfing spots and situated on top of a hill, overlooking the ocean, underlining, said Tomra, the company’s ambition to ‘keep used beverage containers out of our oceans, streets and landfills’.