This Anchor “lightproof” bottle is causing a stir. Does it make the milk taste better? – the jury seems to be out. But they will be a headache for recyclers, who now have to separate Anchor bottles from other milk bottles and put it them in with shampoo bottles and other coloured HDPE. Recyclers revenue will drop because the new bottles are less valuable and councils and ratepayers will end up filling the gap.
Are the new bottles really worth it? Have a look at over 70 nominations that the Anchor bottle has received in the Worst Packaging category of the Unpackit Awards, or read the Unpackit blog on the bottle.