Greiner Packaging has developed a lid for yoghurt cups that can be washed and reused after its initial use.

According to Greiner, plastic lids provide a secure seal for yogurt after it has been opened – and they extend the shelf-life of the food product, prevent it from absorbing odours, and ensuring it does not spill. The problem here is that the lids often end up in the trash once the yogurt cup is empty, which can create large volumes of waste if recycling doesn’t take place.

Manufactured using the injection moulding process, the company says that its new lid is dishwasher-safe and has a 95-millimeter diameter that it fits most standard yogurt cups on the market.

“The reusable lid is environmentally friendly yet convenient – that means we can offer consumers a sustainable solution that’s impressive on a number of levels,” comments Verena Sallinger, Product Manager at Berglandmilch. “As long-standing partners, we know we can rely on Greiner Packaging. We benefit in terms of both proximity to the production location and security of supply.”

“We’re happy that more and more customers are working together with us on sustainable packaging solutions. This gives us the opportunity to demonstrate that a circular economy in the packaging sector can work when all the stages of the supply chain pull together,” says Konrad Wasserbauer, Director Circular Economy at Greiner Packaging.