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B:bot

Increasing the collection rate of plastic bottles in cities while lowering the cost of recycling

September 2020
Gallery B:bot 1
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01.

Identification

The B:bot project started with the observation that 480 billion plastic bottles are being thrown away worldwide and of the 55% of bottles recycled in France, only 5% become bottles again in a true circular economy. Moreover, manufacturers are trying to incorporate more recycled material into the manufacture of their bottles but they are now facing an economic problem: making new bottles from recycled material costs more than using oil. Based on this, we have sought a solution to increase the collection rate of plastic bottles in cities while lowering the cost of recycling.

GreenBig offers its solution dedicated to the collection and sorting of PET bottles. B:bot is a device of less than one square meter (0.88m2) that can hold a total of about 3000 shredded plastic bottles. Consisting of 5 rotating bins, it can collect 30 waste per minute, allowing the user to bring back a large stock of bottles. Shredding plastic bottles at source makes it easier to store the raw material, as well as facilitating transport and logistics. The resale of the material to the beverage industry makes the business model virtuous, combining ecology and economy.

Label Date September 2020
From France
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • Can hold a total of about 3000 shredded plastic bottles
  • Can collect 30 waste per minute
03.

The Financial benefits

04.

Activity Region

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Europe

France,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Implementation Stories

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

Lidl deploys 10 Ecobox Cristaline in stores / Distribution

10 Ecoboxes have been installed in Lidl stores in Hauts-de-France. The machines crush plastic bottles and send them to the Roxpet factory. The recycled plastic is then integrated into the 1.5 l bottles signed Cristaline. In return for their eco-citizen gesture, customers are given a voucher.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

Vendée: a deposit to recycle plastic bottles in the supermarket

B: Bot is a robot machine capable of detecting bottles by their barcode and reducing them to recyclable flakes. Designed and marketed by the company GreenBig, it won over the Leclerc stores in Poiré-sur-Vie. Customers bring back their empty, undamaged plastic bottles, they throw them into the B: Bot which recognizes via the barcode, the type of bottle.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

At the Leclerc center in Saint-Malo, you are paid to recycle your plastic bottles

The B: bot machine was created by the Normandy start-up GreenBig. The machine accepts all empty water, soda and juice bottles with the mandatory barcode label. Each bottle brought back by a customer allows him to acquire €0.01 in vouchers.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

10 million plastic bottles recycled with b:bot

b:bot is an innovative "made in Normandy" plastic bottle collection machine. 143 supermarkets in France are already equipped. The gesture of the user is rewarded with euros in the form of vouchers or donations to an association.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

Environment: plastic bottle crushers arrive in eight French supermarkets, including one in Obernai. - France 3 Regions

A French start-up has created a machine that turns plastic bottles into flakes. The machines are installed in French supermarkets. The customer places his bottles in the machine, which crushes them and issues him a voucher for a few cents.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

Near Montpellier, a machine recycles plastic bottles

From November, a machine for recycling plastic bottles will be available in Leclerc Saint-Aunès. The machine, "made in Normandy" has a capacity of 3,000 bottles. For each bottle deposited, the consumer will receive 1 to 2 euro cents in vouchers.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

In Rouen, the Greenbig startup is rethinking the recycling of plastic bottles

B:Bot collects plastic bottles, automatically sorts them according to their color and then transforms them before your eyes into glitter ready to be recycled. The gesture is playful and rewarded (1 to 2 cents per bottle brought) but it is above all virtuous.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

B:bot solution: GreenBig and Alterval collaborate - Recycling Recovery

GreenBig is taking a step forward in s associating with Alterval. Together, the two entities want to support the deployment of the B:bot. It is gradually being installed in supermarkets.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

b:bot, the plastic bottle recycling machine

b:bot is a machine that transforms plastic bottles to facilitate their recycling. PET plastic (Polyethylene terephthalate) is reduced by the machine into flakes. A tonne of this material is sold for €200, whereas it is valued at €600 per tonne.

Latest news from our Labeled Solutions - September

Dinan - In Lanvallay, a recycled plastic bottle, you earn euros

A B: bot machine has been installed in a supermarket in Lanvallay, near Dinan. The machine recycles used plastic bottles, while rewarding donors with a few cents per bottle. A 100% recycling rate, boasts the Norman brand.

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Company Profile

GreenBig

GreenBig is a company specialized in the development of innovative solutions dedicated to the circular economy.

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Headquarters 76100 Rouen, France
07.

Networking Partner

ADEME

ADEME - The French Agency for Ecological Transition- is a public agency under the joint authority of the Ministry for an Ecological Transition and the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

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