Milkmen and milkwomen are making a rebound in London as people have begun utilising glass milk bottles to reduce plastic waste.
Dairies in the capital recounted an extraordinary upsurge in enthusiasm from young clients toward the beginning of the year in the midst of developing resentfulness about plastic waste.
Both UK-wide organization milk&more and east London dairy Parker Dairies have seen expanded interest for glass bottles in 2018, referring to David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II as the “impetus” for the new uptake. The firms said more young shoppers and families appear to be happy to pay more in an offer to help the environment.
The Depot manager of Parker Dairies Paul Lough said enthusiasm in glass bottles has been “absolutely phenomenal”. He said the dairy, which has an armada of 25 electric milk glides covering all of east London, the city and the West End, has increased 382 new clients since the start of the year. Of these new calls, 95 percent are having milk conveyed in glass bottles. Mr Lough stated: “Before Christmas we were taking 30 calls a month, and since New Year we are getting 30 calls a week.”
The dairy has seen a 4 percent expansion in deals since December, with an additional 1800 pints being sold each week. Mr Lough credited the new enthusiasm to the “regeneration” of the East End since the Olympics. “People are much more environmentally conscious and so they are asking if we do glass,” he said.
And the dairy has pulled in a younger customer base, Mr Lough stated, which means the firm has extended its product offering to take into account the new demographic. “Without a doubt [they are younger],” he said. “That is why we are trying to change our product list.” “We do sourdough and honeys… we sell 250 loaves a week to new customers.”
Meanwhile, UK organisation milk&more said it has increased in excess of 2,500 new clients in the most recent month – the likeness of five new milk rounds. And exactly 90 percent of these clients are requesting glass bottles.