Danone, the producer of Evian and Volvic, is tackling critics from environmental groups, as well as falling sales, with a plan to recycle as many plastic water bottles as it uses in the UK, The Times has learnt. The French company, whose bottles are made with 25 per cent recycled plastic from France and Germany, is to buy up to 12,000 tonnes of plastic a year from Greenstar, a Buckingham-based recycling operation. The aim is to increase use of recycled PET (plastic used in water bottles) from 10,000 to 40,000 tonnes by 2012. Danone wants its bottles to be made from 50 per cent recycled plastic – or more if technical difficulties can be overcome – within the next few years. Image source: img.alibaba.com. > Continue.
News selected by Covalence | Country: UK | Company: Danone | Source: The Times