Milkmen in floats used to be a common sight around the UK, delivering their glass bottles to communities up and down the country. Then, in the 1990s, supermarkets switched to cheaper plastic bottles and drove many of them out of business.
Recent news reports about a resurgence in demand for glass milk bottles delivered by “milkies” have suggested this apparent demand comes from customers who want to phase plastic out of their lives.
With this growing concern over plastic pollution rises, a pint-sized revolution has begun and people are swapping there plastic for bottled milk ensuring to reduce their carbon footprint.
With the combination of local dairies leading the fight on single plastics and forward thinking technology companies such as Dairydrop, the future has never looked brighter for the dairy industry. Positive steps towards reducing the carbon footprint with the return of the plastic bottles, and dairies looking to leapfrog the rather large middle man by brining milk back to the doorstep, just like in the good old days.