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Closed Loop Recycling skims 10% off Sainsbury’s milk

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Closed Loop Recycling, a UK producer of food grade rPET and rHDPE, is working in partnership with the dairy industry to help it achieve the recycling milestones agreed in its Milk Roadmap.

High street retailer Sainsbury’s has confirmed it is the first of the big four supermarkets to use 10% rHDPE in its milk bottle packaging. All of its own-brand plastic milk bottles now contain 10% rHDPE, and the retailer is further committed to increasing that level to 30% by 2015.

Chris Dow, Closed Loop Recycling’s managing director, said: “We have supported the dairy industry and its ambitions to increase recycled packaging content since the start.

“The fact that Sainsbury’s is now choosing to use 10% UK-sourced rHDPE in its own brand milk bottles is evidence of the commitment by the whole industry, including retailers, recyclers and packaging companies, to close the loop on UK packaging and directly respond to customer demands for increased sustainability.”


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