British soft drinks producer, Britvic, has partnered with Esterform Packaging for the supply of recycled plastic (rPET) as the company doubles down on its sustainable business programme.
Esterform is the UK’s largest independent converter of PET and has supplied Britvic for 15 years. Under this new agreement, it will become Britvic’s preferred supplier of rPET in Great Britain and Ireland.
Britvic will be providing £5 million of investment support for the construction of new rPET manufacturing facilities at Esterform’s site in Sherburn in Elmet.
Esterform’s new state-of-art manufacturing technology will be powered by 100% renewable energy sources and is expected to be operational by Q4 2020.
Trystan Farnworth, Group Sustainability Director, Britvic said the partnership “provides us with a secure supply of rPET at a time when the resource is scarce in the UK, while sourcing it from this country rather than abroad has clear benefits for our carbon footprint.”