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Weighing up the cost of recycling

12 December 2012

The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) has almost doubled the amount of waste that it recycles with the help of an Avery Weigh-Tronix weighing solution in its new Waste Pre-treatment Centre. The new centre allows waste

The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) has almost doubled the amount of waste that it recycles with the help of an Avery Weigh-Tronix weighing solution in its new Waste Pre-treatment Centre.

The new centre allows waste to be weighed, separated and treated prior to collection by local suppliers.

The Avery Weigh-Tronix system consists of two H520 floor scales, E1310 indicators and custom developed software.

Waste is collected from each hall at the NEC and transported to the pre-treatment facility in Euro bins where it is weighed and bundled ready to be recycled. The bins are dropped off at the centre and loaded straight on to the H520 pit mounted platform scale.

The E1310 indicator displays the weight on a bright graphic display and interfaces with the NEC's software for accurate data analysis.

The system allows the NEC to charge customers depending on the amount of waste produced.
 
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