Outdoor reverse vending machine

The S1 concept is being tested outdoors at New York city supermarkets.

Shelton, Conn. — Tomra of North America has extended its Standalone line of durable reverse vending machines (RVMs) with the introduction of the Tomra S1 concept.

Designed for outdoor use in or under a sheltered area, the S1 concept can withstand the elements, including substantial variations in temperature. Outdoor placement frees up retail space inside the store, while providing a convenient recycling experience for customers.

Additionally, the screen on the S1 concept has been enhanced and is viewable in direct sunlight. This allows for clear user guidance and enables stores to use their screens for marketing campaigns, regardless of the outdoor placement.

Using Tomra Flow Technology, the S1 concept recognizes can, plastic and glass beverage containers instantly and without rotation, increasing return speed and providing customers with a fast, reliable and efficient recycling experience. It is also equipped with top-of-the-line fraud prevention technology to help protect deposit refunds.

The S1 concept is being piloted at three New York city supermarkets.