VIDEO: A quarter of a billion milk bottles chilling in the fridge

A Newport Pagnell-based plastics company has sold more than a quarter of a billion of its lightweight milk bottles since launching the innovative container last year.

Nampak Plastics, based in the Interchange Park, in Jenna Way, sells the Infini bottle in a number of major retailers including Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose,

Nampak Plastics employee at work 'company spponsoring an MK chamber award'dt'for Citizen 12-05-11

Nampak Plastics employee at work 'company spponsoring an MK chamber award'dt'for Citizen 12-05-11

Eric Collins, managing director of Nampak Plastics, said: “We are thrilled with the continuing success of our Infini bottle. It’s something we’re incredibly proud of and the news that we have sold over a quarter of a billion bottles since 2012 is fantastic. Infini regularly achieves world firsts by using considerably less virgin material and increasing quantities of recycled plastic. We couldn’t be prouder of our achievements.”

The design and engineering teams at Nampak are always working on innovations to the design of the bottle, which is said to be the lightest and strongest on the British market.

Most recently the company has trialled, tested and supplied one pint, one litre and two pint Infini milk bottles containing up to 15 per cent recycled high density polyethylene (rHDPE) - a move which will result in a combined material saving of 4,500 tonnes, and a combined carbon saving 12,000 tonnes per annum.

Infini has claimed a number of industry awards, including some on a global scale, with a silver prize for sustainability at the coveted WorldStar awards in May this year and first prize for Waste Minimisation at the National Recycling Awards in July.

Nampak has released a video to show exactly why Infini has revolutionised the British milk packaging industry.