Reusing & Recycling

Zero Waste

We want to avoid waste, however when this is not possible we treat waste as a resource to be reused or recycled - we call this zero waste.

To be able to fulfil our zero waste vision, we have set ourselves three targets:

Recyclable packaging

We want to achieve 100 per cent recyclable packaging by 2020 by focusing on the following:

  • Co-operation with suppliers, researchers and partnerships with key customers
  • Evaluating and selecting the right packaging in relation to design and materials

Reduce food waste 

We want to help consumers in their efforts to reduce food waste by 50 per cent:

  • Helping them to better plan food purchases and to make full use of products: e.g. online tips and tricks for using leftovers, weekly dinner plans, climate friendly recipes
  • Find the ´right´ packaging in terms of portion size and its ability to be completely emptied by consumer 

Waste from productionArla Foods Environmental strategy - Waste from production - Zero Waste

We want to eliminate waste to landfill from production by:

  • Using waste product for animal feed or biogas production
  • Cooperating with waste management vendors or suppliers to recycle or reuse solid waste



For years we have worked on minimising the amount of plastic in our milk bottles in the UK.

Our commitments

Sustainable Dairy Production

We have a natural interest in high animal welfare standards, milk quality and state-of-the-art production. We strive for the best environmental practices and work to continuously reduce our environmental impact, all the way from the farm to the consumer.

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