Last week I received this email from my doorstep delivery service:
(Actually it was sent to me in error as I don’t get plastic bottles but I’m so glad I received it!)
This note marks an amazing turnaround for the UK milk delivery industry as, only a few years ago, they were planning to cease glass bottle production altogether (see my blog post here).
I recently bumped into a representative from Milk and More (formerly Dairy Crest) as he was knocking on doors trying to encourage my neighbours to get a doorstep delivery. He explained that the public are so much more aware of the problems of plastic and since the ‘Blue Planet’ series, interest in reusable glass bottles has dramatically increased. In fact Muller (who own Milk and More) were investing in their own glass bottle factory.
It’s amazing what a change in public attitude can do! So when you wonder if ‘doing your bit’ for the environment really makes a difference, the answer is YES!!!