Arla Foods has appointed plastic packaging company, Alpla, to manufacture bottles on site at its new one billion-litre dairy in Aylesbury. The Leeds-based firm's aim is to use bottles containing 50% recycled HDPE.
Lars Dalsgaard, director of supply chain at Arla, said: “Alpla will blow-mould and handle plastic bottles for Arla with the lowest energy consumption possible, which will assist our zero carbon ambition. It will also provide our customers with the lowest carbon fresh milk packaging available in the UK.”
Alpla will work at Aylesbury dairy through a ‘hole-in-the-wall' operation. Although on-site bottle production is currently used at a number of Arla's other sites, this will be the first on this scale in the dairy industry, according to the company.