Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Recycling Beer Bottles the Beck's Way
Let's say you run a brewery in Germany. Let's say it is a really big brewery. And because pretty much everyone recycles you get 76,800 empties arriving at your door every hour. By the way, while everyone recycles, they don't pay attention to the type, shape or size of the bottles they send back in each case. They leave the sorting up to you.
That's the reality for Beck's in Bremen, Germany. This video is courtesy of the Design World Engineering Watch website. It shows the technology created by Recop Electronic to do an amazing sorting and repackaging job.
At some point this job must have been done manually. How long do you suppose the average sorter stayed on the job?