Partly recycled milk bottles perform identically to virgin resin bottles

Wednesday 16 May 2007

The findings from a large scale trial into the commercial viability of producing recycled plastic milk bottles from food-grade HDPE are being made freely available by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme).

The milk bottles produced using the WRAP process have a 30% recycled content and perform identically to virgin resin bottles. The rHDPE bottles, which are currently in production within UK dairies, have been extensively tested and have passed all EU, UK and consumer tests. WRAP has also recently received a ‘non objection’ notification for the process from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in America, further reinforcing the international significance of the technology.

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