One green bottle hanging on the wall... next to a new award!

Nampak Plastics employee at work
Nampak Plastics employee at work

A Newport Pagnell manufacturer has beaten off competition from Dyson and Optare to scoop a prestigious green award.

Nampak Plastics excelled at the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs), winning Green Product of the Year for its multi-award-winning Infini bottle.

Eric Collins, managing director of Nampak Plastics, said: “This is an area we feel very strongly about at Nampak. The team has worked extremely hard, undertaking a four-year journey to reduce the weight and carbon footprint of the standard milk bottle.

“At Nampak we see sustainability at the very heart of our business, from our commitment to producing innovative, lightweight packaging solutions, to the understanding of how our processes impact on the environment.”

The BEEAs demonstrate and promote the quality of engineering design within the UK, providing a benchmark of excellence from which the industry can learn and build. The awards aim to exhibit the power of engineering design innovation within the UK to the world. Nampak beat off competition from the Dyson Airblade Tap and the Optare’s electronic bus.

Judges at the BEEAs, said: “The reduction in material used in the Infini bottle is very impressive and will have a significant environmental impact. Further to this, Nampak has a route-map to even greater reductions in a very high volume product.”

Nampak’s innovative designs mean a saving of many thousands of tonnes of material.

More than 300 million Infini bottles have been sold, stocked in retailers including Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons.

To find out more, visit www.infinibottle.com or follow @infinibottle on Twitter.