Launched in 2012, the Infini bottle is available in a number of major retailers including Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose.
Nampak says Infini is currently the lightest and strongest bottle on the British market, and claims to have saved 34,000 tonnes of carbon and 16,000 tonnes of material per year since 2012.
Eric Collins, managing director of Nampak Plastics, said: “The half a billion mark is a significant milestone – we couldn’t be prouder of our accomplishments so far, and we look forward to continued growth ahead.”
The bottle has also been commended by retailers. Andrew Speck, commercial and environmental packaging manager at Marks & Spencer, said: “Since Nampak helped us launch the first milk bottles with post-consumer recycled content in 2007 they have continued to deliver innovative packaging solutions for us, most recently this year’s 30% recycled content bottles that we are currently trialling.”
Over the past year Nampak says it has achieved two world records with the Infini bottle.
The company trialled, tested and supplied the first four-pint milk bottle containing up to 30% rHDPE, following its launch of a four-pint Infini bottle weighing 32g, representing a 20% material saving on the standard four-pint version.
Additionally, the company just won Sir Peter Parker Award for sustainable business leadership at The Sustainable City Awards.
The Infini bottle was also highly commended in the Responsible Waste Management category.