Milkmen in floats and doorstep milk delivery used to be a common sight around the UK, with milkmen delivering their glass bottles to communities up and down the country. Then, in the 1990s, supermarkets switched to cheaper plastic bottles and drove dairies and doorstep milk delivery out of business.
Recent news reports about a resurgence in demand for doorstep milk delivery 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.
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Glass bottle deliveries are booming as the British public rediscovers the joy of a fresh pint on the doorstep with growing concern if the environmental effect single use plastics are having on our planet. Environmental activists and media such as Blue Planet II on the BBC has helped spark a revival in doorstep milk delivery and the fight against plastic. It’s not just individual households that are starting to think more responsibly about single-use plastic, businesses and local school have recently made the switch to glass milk bottles to cut down its plastic footprint.
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*Acknowledgement: BBC & BBC Blue Plannet II