New product has been designed for use at cafés, restaurants, transportation hubs, malls, arenas, parks and supermarkets.
TOMRA Collection Solutions
, a unit of TOMRA North America, has released the TOM, a trash receptacle/compactor system in one. The new product has been designed to handle solid waste in public spaces.
According to TOMRA, the TOM, which takes up about as much space as an ordinary trash bin, can hold up to seven times more waste than conventional bins. The container is ideally suited for use at cafés, restaurants, transportation hubs, malls, arenas, parks and supermarkets.
The container has a sharp sensor-based eye that automatically opens its shutter when someone is approaching. The touch-free automatic shutter contributes to a hygienic and germ-free environment. TOM can also be adjusted for periods of high or low traffic, and its bag can be emptied either from the front or back. As an option, TOM can communicate with managers digitally to alert them when TOM has reached capacity and needs its bag changed over.