Austrian dairy group Berglandmilch adds tethered caps

In another example of cap tethering, the Austrian dairy group Berglandmilch is implementing new mandatory EU requirements for its Schärdinger milk products.

“Healthy cows and intact nature are essential for the high-quality milk products, which Schärdinger refines from the best Austrian milk. That is why it is particularly important to Schärdinger to promote sustainable packaging,” explains Josef Braunshofer, managing director of Berglandmilch.

The tethered caps EU regulation stipulates that closure caps must be firmly attached to beverage cartons and PET bottles. The ordinance is mandatory from mid-2024 for all beverage containers with a capacity of up to three litres (except for beverage containers made of glass or metal and for medical purposes). This is to prevent the closures from getting into the environment during the disposal chain.

At the beginning of 2020, after more than 20 years, Schärdinger brought the milk in the one-litre returnable glass bottle back onto the shelves across the board. Since then, work and investments have been made on the introduction of other returnable glass products.

The milk is now also available in half-litre returnable bottles. The reusable 450g glass yogurt pot was finally added at the end of 2021.

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