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Highland Spring Group has presented its 12 x 500ml multipacks with Coveris' Duralite R film in January, in what the company says is the first commercial application of the film. The Duralite R polyethylene film is made from 100% recycled content comprising 50% post-consumer recyclate (PCR) and 50% post-industrial recycled material (PIW). The 50/50 blend of recycled content achieves a 54% carbon footprint reduction compared to the use of virgin materials. Highland Spring’s Eco Pack is the first major brand launch using a complete 100% recycled film from Coveris’ Duralite R range.

Simon Oldham, Chief Commercial Officer, Highland Spring Group said: “We want consumers to understand that plastic is a valuable resource that should not be treated as waste. We are taking a holistic approach to our packaging and want to create a truly circular plastics economy in the UK to ensure these materials stay in the loop. That’s why we are delighted to introduce our next generation 100% recycled shrink wrap, which is a significant step forwards in ensuring all our packaging uses recycled materials and is designed in a way that makes it easy for consumers to embrace positive plastic behaviours.”

Tim Frost, Coveris Louth Sales Director, added: “Coveris has been able to support Highland Spring Group’s forward-thinking approach to packaging sustainability with the development of our innovative, next generation Duralite R shrink film. Through our No Waste strategy, Coveris is focussed on a sustainable future for plastic packaging by the advancement of high-quality recyclable content and No Waste operating model."