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Norco 100% rPET Milk Bottle
Pact Group
Country: Australia and New Zealand
Category: Non-Alcoholic Beverages
In 2021 Norco transitioned their 1.5 litre bottles to 100% food grade rPET and to cut the amount of virgin plastic being used by 125 tonnes pa.
A PIQET for revealed that moving from virgin PET to 100% rPET resulted in:
Saving 215.21 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year - equivalent to planting 323 trees per year
Savings of 10,951.7 litres of water - equivalent to approximately 4 ½ Olympic swimming pools.
Savings of 12.26 tonnes of solid waste per year - equivalent to the weight of 3 African elephants.

The 2025 Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s (APCO) target for the milk category (PET) is 30% recycled content. By transitioning to 100% rPET, Norco has exceeded this target. Norco’s rPET bottles carry the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) and are recyclable through kerbside collection. The lids are also recyclable.
Norco run a B2B closed loop program to ensure the used bottles are picked up and recycled when the new filled bottles are dropped off.