Brookshire Grocery Co’s dairy plant in Tyler, Texas, switched to clear caps on the company’s Food Club milk products.
Officials cite several benefits for the change, such as reducing the carbon footprint related to packaging materials, leaving a clear product for recycling, increasing efficiency by alleviating cap color changes during production and ensuring product safety with a visible printed foil stamp underneath the clear cap.
“When recycled, clear caps provide more flexibility and options for reuse,” says Mike Giles, vice president of manufacturing for the Tyler, Texas-based company. “The clear caps also reduce packaging and manufacturing costs.”
Milk labels will continue to be color-coded to clearly indicate the type of milk in each container.