Müller reveals new lighter milk bottle caps

Dairy brand Müller, has revealed a new lightweight recyclable milk cap, which uses 13% less plastic material.

The company says it will reduce the amount of plastic used by 300 tonnes every year.

The dairy company has worked with PACCOR for the last 18 months to design, trial and rollout the new compression mould caps.

Following successful trials, the new lighter caps, which weight just 1.3g, will be used on all of Müller’s branded and private label fresh milk products from February 2019.

The new caps are part of Müller’s continuing drive to reduce its plastic use, as the company has already completed various multi-million pound acquisitions throughout the UK, which allows the business to manufacture its own fresh milk bottles in the UK.

Müller’s HDPE fresh milk bottles, used for all branded and private label fresh milk products, are already 100% recyclable and the business is aiming to increase the use of recycled plastic in its bottles to a target of 50% by 2020.

Patrick Müller, CEO of Müller milk & ingredients said: “We’re clear about the need to reduce our use of plastic, and we have removed 10,000 tonnes of plastic from our milk bottles since 2016. This is great progress, but we can, and we will do more.

“Customers and consumers can be assured that Müller is working to lead in this and other important areas. We are convinced that the work we do with our packaging, operational excellence and with dairy farmers who supply us to protect against market volatility, are real points of difference.”

The new caps and bottles form part of Müller’s overall plan to create a profitable, progressive and efficient fresh milk business in Britain, with new capabilities to make the next generation of fresh milk, cream and flavoured milk products.

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