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Nampak and Greenstar cement milk bottle deal

Irish-based waste management company Greenstar will provide milk bottle manufacturer Nampak with 6,000 tonnes of food grade recycled HDPE from this summer, under a new deal.

Nampak is hoping to increase the recycled content of HDPE bottles it manufactures to a target of 50%. It has already committed to producing a 30% recycled content bottle by 2009.

Business development director James Crick said: 2007 has been a year of firsts for Nampak; we were in the project team that produced the worlds first recycled content bottle, we were the first to announce plans to make recycled content bottles widely available across the UK, and plan to be the first closed loop HDPE recycler in the country. With this deal, we are further underlining our commitment to be at the forefront of improving the environmental credentials of a firm consumer favourite.

Greenstar will provide the HPDE flakes from plastic bottles processed by Greenstar UKs materials recycling facility operations. All these flakes will be cleaned, melted, chipped and stored hygienically before being transported to Nampak, where they will process the material to make new milk bottles.

This contract and our recent acquisitions means that, as a group, we are now in the position to deliver world class recycling at every stage. We can take plastic waste from the householders bin, collect it and sort it and finally return it too industry.

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