Zero waste to landfill for milk bottle manufacturer

The UK's leading manufacturer of high density polyethylene (HDPE) milk bottles has achieved its goal of zero waste to landfill.

Nampak Plastics (Nampak) worked with waste management company Prism to review waste handling across its nine UK sites. 

In addition, the company appointed 'Carbon Champions' at each site, who are responsible for ensuring waste recovery and recycling best practices on a day-to-day basis.

Nampak claims that by introducing Infini - a new, lighter weight plastic bottle, they will help retailers and dairies to meet their growing environmental commitments.

"At Nampak, we know fit for purpose, commercially sustainable, environmental packaging is achievable and are pleased that, thanks to Infini, we have a product that can enhance the environmental credentials of the market at the same time as we are reducing our own carbon footprint," said Nampak managing director Eric Collins.

According to the company the new bottle looks and feels the same to the consumer as the industry standard model. However the bottle has been redesigned to allow for substantial weight savings and carbon reductions of up to 25%. It also contains up to 15% recycled HDPE.

A Nampak spokesman said: "To reach a point where 100% of all Nampak's waste is recycled or recovered not only required the expertise of an accredited waste management company, which was able to provide valuable guidance and advice throughout the process, but also the dedication of employees who played a vital role in helping us achieve our goal."

Conor McGlone 


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