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Ericsson (ERIC) Partners With TOMRA to Drive Circular Economy

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Ericsson (ERIC - Free Report) and TOMRA are embarking on a transformative collaboration to enhance transparency, traceability and optimization of waste streams, aligning with their shared mission to reduce litter and promote circularity in waste management.

TOMRA Collection, renowned for its reverse vending machines (RVMs), plays a pivotal role in the circular economy by collecting, sorting and processing used beverage containers for reuse and recycling. With around 85,000 installations across 60 markets, TOMRA's RVMs capture more than 46 billion used bottles and cans annually, significantly reducing the reliance on raw materials and minimizing waste in landfills, oceans and streets.

Ericsson Connected Recycling (“ECR”), a SaaS platform, enhances traceability and facilitates the trading of waste materials, ensuring that those are repurposed into new products. By integrating their cutting-edge technologies, Ericsson and TOMRA aim to demonstrate how waste can be monetized as a valuable resource, encouraging circularity over traditional waste disposal methods.

ECR, powered by an HPE private cloud solution, transforms waste into circular recycled raw materials, integrating these into enterprise ecosystems. The partnership showcases the potential of combining connectivity with innovative recycling technologies to drive circularity and create a more sustainable future.

This partnership brings numerous benefits to the table:

•    Enhanced Circularity: The combined technologies promote the continuous reuse of materials, reducing the environmental impacts and reliance on raw resources.

•    Increased Transparency & Traceability: With precise data collection and management, producers and retailers can monitor waste streams more effectively, ensuring materials are properly recycled and reused.

•    Economic Incentives: By turning waste into a valuable resource, companies can monetize their waste, transforming a cost center into a revenue stream.

•    Sustainability & Environmental Impact: This initiative supports global sustainability goals by reducing waste, lowering carbon footprints and fostering environmentally friendly practices.

For Ericsson, the collaboration not only aligns with its sustainability objectives but also enhances its market presence in the growing field of digitalized waste management solutions. By leveraging its expertise in connectivity and digitalization, Ericsson stands to benefit from business opportunities within the waste management industry.

The ERIC stock has gained 7.9% over the past year compared with the industry’s rise of 48%.


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