Dem-Con MRF Virtual Reality Tour

Client: Dem-Con Companies
Industry: Waste & Recycling Services
Services: 360° Video Production, Graphics & Animation, Virtual Reality Mobile App Development

The promise of virtual reality to transport people to places they’ve never – or could never – visit is one on the most exciting aspects of this revolutionary technology. With the help of Sunstone Creative Group, Dem-Con Companies has leveraged this power to awesome effect to deliver an important message about their company’s recycling efforts.


The app takes users on a fascinating virtual tour of Dem-Con’s high-tech materials recovery facility in Shakopee, MN, where mixed recyclables are sorted and processed. Using a 360° camera, we captured panoramic videos scenes throughout the facility, allowing users to ride across the Tipping Floor atop a front-end loader, watch a brainy robot plucking cartons at lighting speed, or listen to the thunderous shatter deep inside the Glass Breaker Screen. All while discovering interesting facts and stories along the way.

Through their videos, education center exhibits, and mobile education trailer, Dem-Con puts a high priority on educational outreach, because ensuring the public knows which items to recycle helps their business and their environmental mission. The Dem-Con Materials Recovery Facility Virtual Tour, developed for the Samsung Gear VR platform and released for free in the Oculus Store, provides educators, students, and an interested public an inside look at the amazing machines that help give new life to recycled materials.

Sunstone also developed a 360° web-based version of the experience that can be viewed online without the use of a VR headset. Visitors to Dem-Con’s website can click-and-drag the video or move their mobile device around to experience the materials recovery facility from any angle.

Go ahead and give it a spin:

Deploying the tour on the Amazon CloudFront global content delivery network ensures minimal loading time and smooth playback regardless of the viewer’s geographic location.

The app is unlike anything else out there, and people have been blown away by the stunning VR experience. Sunstone is proud to have brought this innovative company’s unique project to life, and helped spread a positive message about the impact of recycling. 𝓢