Global reverse vending leader Tomra Collection announced the launch of Tomra RollPac, the company’s most compact and first vertical backroom system for the storage of drink containers returned for recycling, adding height to storage cabinets for retailers seeking space-efficient reverse vending layouts.
The innovative Tomra RollPac is also the company’s first backroom solution to be compatible with roller cage load carriers, the preferred logistics format for many supermarkets. This makes it a familiar and convenient system for stores, seamlessly fitting with existing storage room infrastructure. Compacted material in the roller cages can be transported via reverse logistics on trucks travelling back to regional hubs, to streamline pickups and reduce transport emissions. In many regions with deposit return legislation for drink container recycling, retailers act as return locations for empty containers.
Backroom reverse vending solutions are for sorting, compacting and storing bottles and cans – typically installed in a retailer’s storage room, on the other side of a wall behind a reverse vending machine. By locating part of the system in a backroom, reverse vending has less of a footprint in the front-of-house area, and the retailer gets the most out of their store space.
Tomra RollPac stands at 2.6 meters high and has a system footprint 40% smaller than similar Tomra systems. As such, it is tailored for small to medium stores, and the flexible layout for cabinets enables it to fit most locations. Tomra RollPac is compatible with existing front-end reverse vending machines such as TOMRA T9, T8 and the upcoming TOMRA R2 (launching later this year), and backroom equipment such as tables, turns and more – limiting the investment required to upgrade to RollPac.
Tomra RollPac is available now in Austria and in Germany later this year. Further countries will follow during 2024 and 2025.