Arla Foods work with resource efficiency – the case of packaging in Denmark and the UK
|Source : Arla Foods|
- Arla produces about one thousand different types of packaging.
- The Arla ‘Closer to Nature’ initiative requires Arla to reduce the amount of packaging and those used have minimal environmental impact.
- Arla UK plastic milk bottles are made from less plastic than others. They also contain 15% recycled plastic, since October 2010 resulting in a reduction of 4,500 tonnes of virgin HDPE plastic.
- In Denmark, the fact that consumers are selecting (in a trial) the more environmentally friendly Harmonie milk carton will result in a saving of some 4,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Arla produces about thousand different types of packaging and one of the aspects considered in the development is environmental aspect, even more so after the launch of Arla’s new profile being ‘Closer to Nature’. Arla focuses on reducing amount of packaging materials, use of materials with a low environmental impact and materials that can be recycled. Some concrete initiatives that have taken place are:
• Arla UK’s milk bottles have taken two big steps towards becoming Closer to Nature – not only are two-litre bottles made from less plastic than any others in the UK, bottles also now contain 15 per cent recycled plastic (rHDPE).
• Following a trial consumers chose the environmentally friendly milk carton for Harmonie® liquid milk in Denmark, which will result in a saving of 4,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
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- Anna Flysjö
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