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Aldi is switching to colourless milk caps across all of its 990 UK stores.

Following a successful trial last year, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket is introducing the easier to recycle caps on all its milk lines in a bid to further improve the recyclability of the bottles.

In partnership with several suppliers, the new milk caps have started to appear in stores this week.

The roll out will mean a further 200 tonnes of High-Density Polythene (rHDPE) in the bottle tops can be reused to create new milk bottles.  

Customers will be able to distinguish the milk type via the labels, which will remain red, green or blue depending on the fat content.

Luke Emery, Plastics and Packaging Director at Aldi, said: “At Aldi we are constantly reviewing ways to become a more sustainable supermarket and cut down on single-use plastic. That means working closely with our suppliers to find solutions that will make a real difference.

“Improving the recyclability of packaging on an everyday product like milk has been well received by our customers, who are increasingly aware of products being environmentally friendly.”


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