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Cheshire Encirc

10 May 2022

The site in Cheshire will now fill Britvic's Robinsons glass cordial bottles, which it already currently manufactures.

Glass bottle manufacturer Encirc, who produces and fills several Britvic brands' bottles at its site in Elton, have now extended their partnership with the soft drinks company in a move that they say will significantly cut unnecessary carbon emissions.

The move to both manufacture and fill Britvic’s Robinsons cordial bottles at the Cheshire site will prevent around a thousand lorry journeys from Great Britain to Northern Ireland across the three years – resulting in significant carbon savings of up to 22,000 tonnes.

This will support Britvic’s aim to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2025, aligning closely with Encirc’s own Science Based Targets and its plans to create a future fit for people, and the planet.

In addition, Encirc will continue to make and fill the soft drink giant’s Purdey’s bottles and J2O Spritz bottles.

Encirc’s ability to bottle cordial is the result of direct investment in new equipment and resources, such as its Effluent Treatment Plant in Elton, which can safely treat more waste materials without harming the environment.

The plant will boost efficiency and capacity, helping Encirc expand its bottling capabilities and deal with a wider variety of beverages, including all carbonated drinks. Encirc’s bottling and distributing abilities are set to be further enhanced, with parent company Vidrala investing £75 million in a national distribution hub for the UK and European beverages industry. The hub is set to significantly reduce lorry movements nationwide and achieve notable carbon savings across supply chains in the UK.

Read more at: Chester Standard