Müller has lifted the lid on its new lightweight recyclable milk cap, which is made using 13% less plastic.

The innovative solution will allow the company to remove 300 tonnes of plastic from its supply chain every year. Muller has worked with Paccor over the last 18 months to design, trial and roll-out the new compression mould caps.

From next month (February), all of Müller’s branded and private label fresh milk products will feature the new lighter cap. All of the brand’s milk products are already 100% recyclable and the business is aiming to increase the use of recycled plastic in its bottles to a target of 50% by 2020.

Patrick Müller, ceo of Müller Milk & Ingredients said: “We’re clear about the need to reduce our use of plastic, and we have removed 10,000 tonnes of plastic from our milk bottles since 2016. This is great progress, but we can, and we will do more.

“Customers and consumers can be assured that Müller is working to lead in this and other important areas. We are convinced that the work we do with our packaging, operational excellence and with dairy farmers who supply us to protect against market volatility, are real points of difference.”