Pact Wins Top Circular Economy Award for Recycling Half a Billion Used Milk Bottles

Pact Group secures esteemed Circular Economy Award

Pact has been recognized for their innovative plan to recycle half a billion used milk bottles annually and turn them into new milk bottles and other packaging. The company was awarded the Circular Economy Award at this year’s Chemistry Australia Industry Awards for their efforts.

The used milk bottles and dairy containers are collected from household recycling bins and processed at the Pact-operated Circular Plastics Australia (CPA) mixed plastics recycling plant in Laverton, Melbourne. The CPA facility, a joint venture with Cleanaway Waste Management, opened earlier this year and has the capacity to recycle up to 20,000 tonnes of used high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) packaging per year, equivalent to about half a billion 2L milk bottles.

The recycled resin will be utilized at Pact’s packaging manufacturing facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth, which are being upgraded to increase the use of recycled content in HDPE milk bottles and reduce the demand for virgin plastic. Congratulations to the team at the CPA recycling plant and all the packaging manufacturing teams involved in producing milk bottles at Pact’s facilities across Australia. Sales Manager Geoff Harvey accepted the award on behalf of Pact, and the sales team and customers celebrated the achievement.

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