One Stop moves to recyclable clear milk tops after successful trial

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One Stop has replaced the green, hard-to-recycle bottle tops on their British semi skimmed standard milk with clear recyclable lids.

Following a successful trial, in partnership with milk supplier Müller, the packaging change is now being rolled out across all One Stop stores.

The clear recyclable lids will be initially available on semi skimmed standard milk, with the long-term aim to include skimmed and whole milk. Customers will still be able to distinguish between the different varieties by the coloured labelling on all milk bottles.

Neil Thomas, Head of Transformation at One Stop said: “We’ve made the decision to implement this change across all semi-skimmed milk bottles first to have the biggest impact, with over 60% of milk sales coming from this variety.”

“We know that coloured lids are hard to recycle. By using clear caps which can be recycled into food-grade packaging, unlike coloured lids, we will increase the volume of recycled plastic available on the market.”

Through One Stop making this packaging change, an extra 16.5 metric tonnes of plastic packaging can now be more easily recycled each year. This initiative is another key step towards their goal of ensuring that 100% of packaging is recyclable across their own label range.


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