Recycling Association welcomes moves to make Lucozade bottles recyclable

News that drinks manufacturer Lucozade Ribena Suntory is redesigning its Ribena bottles to make them more recyclable has been welcomed by The Recycling Association.

This is part of a commitment to ensure that all of its packaging is fully recyclable within the UK recycling system by 2025.

Lucozade bottles were picked out two years ago by The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin on the BBC for being one of the hardest packaging items to recycle.

He said: “A few years ago, we criticised Lucozade bottles for being one of the most difficult items to recycle.

“I am very pleased to see Lucozade Ribena Suntory making efforts to ensure its bottles are more recyclable.

“I now look forward to seeing the results of this redesign on shop shelves, knowing that they can be recycled as long as they are put into the recycling bin by members of the public.

“But I should also give credit where it is due, and I’m really pleased that Lucozade Ribena Suntory are taking their sustainability responsibilities seriously. I hope other manufacturers, that haven’t already, go down the same path.”