Berry creates reusable and recycled plastic bottles

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Recycled bottles manufactured by Berry Global for The Bio-D Company

Packaging manufacturer Berry Global has created a range of reusable bottles made from recycled plastic.

The US-headquartered firm, which has facilities across the UK and around the world, came up with the containers for UK ethical-cleaning firm The Bio-D Company.

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The range includes 750ml, 1l and 5l bottles for products including laundry detergent, fabric conditioner, dishwasher rinse aid and washing-up liquid.

Bio-D claims to offer cleaning solutions that don’t harm the environment, and says that this pledge extends to packaging. It also requires bottles to deliver high levels of durability and longevity and withstand multiple refills.

Berry created the containers through blow moulding in 100 per cent post-consumer recycled HDPE.

Bio-D sustainability manager Heather Nixon said: “Our customers are naturally very sustainability conscious, so it is vital that our packaging represents the same ethos. Reusable bottles made completely from PCR offer a more sustainable solution than alternatives such as pouches.”

Berry Global sales development manager Sally Halliwell added: “While we have been using recycled material in our containers for many years, the requirements for the Bio-D bottle set us additional challenges that required new material technology and processing requirements and an extensive new test regime.

“We are delighted to have partnered with Bio-D in a project that has enabled us to further refine and perfect our processes and which will inform the ongoing development of other products.”