A polyethylene terephthalate (PET) manufacturer has developed a bottle for retail giant Asda which will replace current glass packaging.
The 250ml plastic bottle will package the supermarket's ‘Chosen by You’ salad dressings.
The product will provide a 90% reduction in weight over the glass bottle it will replace.
APPE claim the change will save around 200 tonnes of packaging per annum and reduce transport costs and carbon impact in the logistics chain.
It was designed by APPE’s facility in Belgium, and is manufactured by a two-stage process at the company’s factory, near Wrexham.
The developer said they worked closely with the closure supplier in the development, piloting and testing of the design to deliver a ‘complete pack solution’.
APPE, formerly known as Artenius PET Packaging Europe, is a division of La Seda de Barcelona (LSB).