Cleaner, Faster, Better.
Simply put, the beverage container recovery process begins when a consumer recycles a container.
The bottle or can is identified and recorded, then sorted, crushed or flattened. Next, it is transported to the processing facility where the material is separated, cleaned, weighed, and shredded or baled in preparation for shipment to a bottle or can manufacturer.
Aluminum and glass can be remanufactured infinitely into new beverage containers. PET plastic can be mixed with virgin material for food packaging or new beverage containers but it can also find new use in clothing, carpeting and many other consumer products.
New innovations in processing technologies are continuously incorporated into Schupan facilities in our ongoing effort to improve our process and end-product.
Recent innovations in technology have, for example, allowed us to automate our washing system for the high-volume bins that bring used beverage containers from retailers. This robotic system speeds up our processing and brings clean containers to stores more quickly.
Another recent technological advancement has created opportunities to re-process baled material more efficiently, saving time and bringing higher quality material to the market.