Return of the milkman: Glass bottle deliveries up 25 per cent as families join plastic backlash

  • Bottles that can be returned, washed and re-used are making a comeback
  • Glass milk containers are up by a quarter in just two years to about one million
  • A returnable glass bottle makes an average of 20 round trips on the doorstep

Glass milk bottles that can be returned, washed and re-used are making a comeback as the backlash against plastic grows.  Doorstep deliveries of glass bottles are up by a quarter in just two years to about one million, according to industry body Dairy UK.  With families turning away from plastic, the traditional milkman is the best option for those who are switching to relatively heavy glass bottles.

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