Tomra webinar to focus on ‘advanced mechanical’ recycling
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Tomra webinar to focus on ‘advanced mechanical’ recycling

Technology provider says automated sorting is critical to plastic circularity.

September 23, 2022

Tomra Sorting GmbH, based in Germany, has scheduled a webinar Oct. 12, to portray what it calls the advanced mechanical recycling methods that can help boost plastic recycling efforts globally.

While the term “advanced recycling” has been applied by some companies to describe pyrolysis or other chemical-related processes used to break down plastic scrap, Tomra’s use of the term “advanced mechanical” implies it sees an expanded future for the production of recycled-content flakes and pellets created without a chemical process.

Tomra says two of its staff members will “talk through how we can close existing quality and quantity gaps along the plastics value chain by producing enough virgin-like recyclate [recycled-content resins] from different material streams – including mixed waste streams – with advanced mechanical recycling.”

Presenting at the webinar are Tomra Senior Vice President of Business Development Jürgen Priesters and the firm’s Vice President of Circular Economy-Europe Bilyana Ignatova.

The sensor sorting technology provider says topics on the webinar agenda include: how advanced mechanical recycling ensures high-quality recycled plastic to close the quality gap; how to produce significantly more recycled plastic resin from various material types and waste streams, including mixed materials; the complementary role of chemical recycling in resource recovery; and the impact legislation and global commitments have on increasing the circularity of plastics.

The webinar will run from 5-6 a.m. Eastern. It will be conducted in English with subtitles available in French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Turkish.

More information about the online event, including how to register, can be found here.