UK based producer of branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients Müller is rolling out a new lightweight recyclable milk cap, which uses 13% less plastic material.
The innovative solution allows the business to remove 300 tonnes of plastic every year, the equivalent weight of 231 million ‘stealth’ milk caps. The dairy company has worked with PACCOR for the last 18 months to design, trial and rollout the new compression mould caps.
As Müller continues to drive down its plastic use, the dairy company has already completed various multi-million pound acquisitions throughout the UK that allows the business to manufacture its own fresh milk bottles in the UK.
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 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.