US-based food processing company Heinz has introduced a sustainable cap made from recyclable monomaterial for its squeezy sauce bottles.

The replacement cap is the result of eight years of research and development conducted by Heinz with a $1.2m investment.

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The company developed a total of 45 different designs before settling on the final design.

The company created a prototype of these designs and printed them in-house using a 3D printer.

The cap was put through ‘rigorous’ testing procedures to ensure it met the highest quality standards.

As well as dispensing the same perfect amount of sauce, the eco-friendly cap does not compromise squeezability.

The move is in line with Heinz’s commitment to making 100% of its packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.

The cap is expected to prevent one billion plastic lids from being sent to landfill every year worldwide.

Heinz Northern Europe president Jojo de Noronha said: “We’re excited to be announcing these first-to-market caps, meaning our consumers can now recycle every part of their Heinz squeezy bottle in their weekly curbside collection.

“A huge amount of work has gone into finding the right solution that means no compromise on using and enjoying our hugely popular squeezy bottles for the hundreds of millions who buy them.

“While we know we still have more to do, from a sustainability and environmental perspective, this is positive news.”

The company will initially roll out the sustainable cap for its Heinz Tomato Ketchup product. It will introduce the cap for the Heinz BBQ Sauce product worldwide next year, starting in Europe.

In May, Burger King trialled sustainable alternatives for eight of its most popular packaging items after partnering with Heinz and The Coca-Cola Company.

The company piloted sustainable cutlery, straws, drink lids, Frypod fry containers, Whopper wrappers and napkins at 51 of its restaurants in Miami.