UK creates world’s first milk bottle with 30% recycled materials

Filed under: Recycling — Posted by: Daniel on May 22, 2013

A UK manufacturer of milk bottles has created one made using 30% recycled materials. This, they claim is a world first and a huge step for sustainable milk bottle production.

The Infini bottle is made by Nampak Plastics, and the company has already trialled and supplied the environmentally friendly container, which holds four pints of milk. Marking a step in the right direction for the future of plastics, it goes to show that anything from custom sized plastic to food containers and bottles can be made more sustainable by adopting eco-aware practices.

The news of the new invention was revealed in the same week that Nampak’s infinity bottle design won a sustainability award at the WorldStar Awards, where it was awarded silver, suggesting that the company’s efforts to contribute towards sustainable practices are not going unnoticed.

Nampak’s new milk bottle, it is thought, will save 25,000 tonnes of new material being used by the dairy industry each year – a massive number which will make a huge amount of difference to the industry and the planet.

In conjunction with the other energy saving measures implemented by Nampak, including away from oil based polymers to gas based solutions, the company believe that the carbon footprint of its British plants has been reduced by as much as 50% in the past 5 years, saving around 113,000 tonnes of carbon all together.
Unsurprisingly, the company’s managing director, Eric Collins, spoke of being “delighted” with the award and proud of the Infini bottle.

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