Brownes switches to ocean-bound plastic for its dairy packaging

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva

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Australian dairy company Brownes is now using 100-per-cent recycled ocean-bound plastic in its cream, yogurt, and dessert tubs.

With nearly 380 million metric tonnes of plastic being produced yearly and 8.3 billion tonnes since plastic was introduced in the 1950s – the amount produced globally each year is roughly the same as the entire weight of mankind.

Brownes claims its move will save some 2.7 million virgin plastic tubs from being produced each year.

Aside from using recycled plastic, the new tubs and 750ml bottles will be fully recyclable through kerbside collections.

Browne's Dairy Ocean-bound plastic yoghurt
Source: Brownes.

The Brownes ocean-bound plastic initiative is an important step in preventing ocean waste, with projections that by 2050 the world’s oceans will have more plastic than fish (by weight).

“Brownes is showing our commitment to sustainability through action,” said Natalie Sarich-Dayton, CEO.

“We were first to introduce Australia’s most sustainable milk cartons, and we wanted to push the envelope again by using recyclable ocean-bound plastic in our yogurt tubs.”

The dairy company is also partnered with Heng Hiap Industries and PakPot, certified by NGP Zero Plastic Oceans, to help address plastic pollution.

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Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva

A digital content manager based in the Philippines, Kaycee Enerva has written for multiple publications over several years. A graduate of Computer Science, she exchanged a career in IT to pursue her passion for writing. She's slowly practicing sustainability through period cups, and eating more plant-based food.

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