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Aldi swaps green bottle tops on milk products for easily-recyclable clear caps


// Aldi removes green bottle tops on its British Semi Skimmed Standard Milk products
// The supermarket will introduce clear caps which are easier to recycle

Aldi is removing the green bottle tops on its British Semi Skimmed Standard Milk products in favour of clear caps, which are easier to recycle.

The trial, which is in partnership with milk supplier Müller, will be introduced later this month across its stores in Cheshire, Manchester and Liverpool.

If the trial is successful, an additional 60 tonnes per year of recycled High-Density Polythene (rHDPE) could be turned back into food-grade packaging, as the milk bottle tops will be reused to create new milk bottles.

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“We know it’s becoming increasingly important to our customers that their everyday products are environmentally-friendly, and we are constantly reviewing ways to become a more sustainable supermarket,” Aldi Plastics and Packaging Director, Richard Gorman said.

“By trialling clear milk caps we are making our milk bottles easier to recycle, so they can be turned back into new packaging.”

The supermarket is on track to have 50% of its plastic packaging made from recycled materials by 2025.

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