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New Recycling Vending Machine Introduced by UNO

April 19, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 6:27 pm

Facility Blog is reporting that a new type of vending machine is being manufactured by Tomra Systems ASA that reverses the traditional vending concept.

The machine is meant to encourage recycling in facilities such as health care facilities, large offices, educational institutions and other organizations that typically generate a lot of waste.  The UNO is essentially a vending machine in reverse.  The user inserts recyclable material such as aluminum cans, glass bottles or other containers into the machine.  The vending machine will then sort the items by container type.

Additionally, the machine can be set up to encourage recycling by printing coupons for discounts when a user recycles something in the machine.

The UNO is meant to be an improvement over a traditional recycling bin that can generate waste or unwanted bugs.

Although there are some facilities using the machines, a couple Dunkin Donuts locations and a hospital in New Haven, CT, it’s our opinion that we probably will not see a large number of these machines since they likely cost thousands of dollars.  It’s pretty hard to justify the expense when a regular recycling receptacle cost closer to $30.


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    Comment by Frank — October 20, 2010 @ 11:24 am

  2. Machines is bottles bill states definately justify the costs becasue of th e additional soft benefits and money that is earned. I suggest calling Tomra of North America to see if a program in your area is a great fit or not. Look online at to find the main office that can help you.

    Comment by Tersa Mathany — November 21, 2010 @ 10:17 pm

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    Comment by Vending — May 30, 2011 @ 2:25 am

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