Goat’s milk producer is ‘tethered’ to sustainability 

The UK’s largest goat’s milk producer has made a key packaging change in its latest move to make its operations as sustainable and environmentally-friendly as possible.

St Helen’s Farm at Seaton Ross near York has long-used Pure-Pak® cartons which contain less plastic than traditional plastic milk bottles but have now made the change to tethered caps – designed in such a way that the cap remains attached to the spout to prevent it getting lost during the usage and recycling process. In addition, the new cap is one of the lightest available, helping to further reduce the use of plastics.

Founded 38 years ago, St Helen’s produce a range of fresh milk, yogurts, cheese, and butter with their handcrafted products stocked in major supermarkets.

Priding themselves on working in harmony with the local environment, the business is also committed to rotating crops, leaving wildflower margins and minimising the use of fertilisers, as well as installing wind turbines, solar panels and biomass boilers, in a bid to reduce their emissions and impact on the environment.

Head of Marketing, Katy Gray said: “We’re always seeking to create delicious products while also minimising our impact on the environment. Having visited Ace Recycling in Stainland, West Yorkshire, the UK’s only dedicated beverage carton recycling facility, it became even more clear why this move is so important.

“This change means that our customers can enjoy the same award-winning milk but support local authorities’ recycling efforts without impacting their usual routine – so everyone benefits.” 

For more information visit www.sthelensfarm.co.uk