Milk and Plant-based: Plastic

Blow molded plastic milk bottles have been in use since the 1960s

Milk Plastic
Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
0 - 1L 10¢
Over 1L 10¢
0 - 454mL 10¢

What Happens to Recycled Milk and Plant-based: Plastics

Over 75% of the plastic bottles sold are returned. The bottles are power-washed, then shredded, then power-washed again. From there, the shredded material is sold to companies who pull, stretch and meld the shreds into fibre for new bottles and buckets. Recycling plastics uses about 1/3 less energy than manufacturing new plastic.