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  • Dairy Crest - Leading the Way With Recycled Bottles

Dairy Crest - Leading the Way With Recycled Bottles

Oct 30 2009 Read 1014 Times

Dairy Crest, the first dairy company to commit to reducing household packaging waste by signing the Courtauld Commitment, has now become the first in the sector to put an exciting recycling initiative into action.

In partnership with bottle manufacturer Nampak Plastics and recycler Greenstar WES, Dairy Crest has developed the UK’s first milk bottle containing 10% recycled material, rHDPE (recycled High Density Polyethelyne). The bottle will be made from material collected from previously-used plastic milk bottles which will allow consumers a simple way to help the environment by putting out these bottles for recycling. Approximately 50% of plastic milk bottles are already being collected and recycled with a significant proportion going abroad for reprocessing. This new partnership will mean that plastic milk bottles are being recycled and reprocessed in the UK and at 10% recycled content additions, up to 13,000 tonnes of virgin HDPE plastic could be saved each year.
 

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