Anchor has added a new plant-based milk bottle to our Anchor Blue 2L range. The new bottle is produced from sugarcane, natural, renewable, and sustainably sourced and is an attractive option for traditional bottles made from non-renewable references like fossil fuels. Because sugarcane receives CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows, the bottle has a lowering carbon footprint and is 100% kerbside recyclable.
Initially, the latest plant-based milk bottle will be available in Blue 2L and the North Island to extend nationwide based on consumer response.
Sugarcane: Plant-based Plastic
The Sugarcane is simple, renewable, and sustainably sourced and alternative to bottles made from non-renewable sources like fossil fuels. Besides, the sugarcane captured CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows, following in a bottle with a lower carbon footprint. The sugarcane is produced into plant-based HDPE plastic in Brazil, and the bottle itself is manufactured here in New Zealand.
Brazil is one of the biggest sugarcane growers and was also the pioneer for the technology that processes the sugarcane into ethanol and then into the plastic. Our sugarcane-based HDPE supplier is a member of Bonsucro, and we are also now members of Bonsucro.
The Bonsucro is a global non-profit organization founded in 2005 to promote & certify sustainable sugarcane production, processing, and trade worldwide. Their purpose is to assure that responsible sugarcane production creates lasting value for the areas, businesses, economies, and eco-systems in all cane-growing sources.
From pasture to packaging, we’re committed to sustainability
We understand sustainability is essential to New Zealanders, and from pasture to packaging, we are dedicated to making our sweet milk sustainably. So that’s why we needed to offer customers an option to move for good by obtaining a product that comes in more sustainable packaging, which is why we have added the plant-based Blue 2L milk bottle to our milk range.
To promote recycling and circularity in New Zealand, we have been actively working with councils and companies to develop recycling solutions and collaborations. Some of those partners cover Future Post, Astron, and Paper4Trees.
With our farmers, we are working to decrease our footprint and are also assigned to moving towards renewable energy in transport and production and finding ways to manage and defeat our emissions over the entire supply chain.
We must be open and accurate about what we are doing within our sustainability ambitions. To establish our sustainability claims and help make this knowledge more accessible to our customers, each bottle will have a QR code that will take you to the Provenance.org website when scanned.