Morrisons reintroduce glass milk bottles in trial to reduce amount of plastic waste

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And glass bottle pintas from Milk & More’s delivery service are 81p and 95p for organic. Natasha Cook, a packaging manager at Morrisons, said: “We want to help customers live their lives with less plastic.

“Reusing glass milk bottles is an easy leap for many people to make because they remember that this was how milk used to arrive on the doorstep.”

The glass bottles, which can be reused for around 10 years, are delivered directly to Morrisons supermarkets by local dairy farmers.

The reintroduction of traditional glass milk bottles is expected to remove 40,000 plastic ones from these Morrisons stores every year.

Delivery from local suppliers will also reduce CO2 emissions.

Steve Hynd, policy manager, from City to Sea – who backs the Daily Express campaign to ban plastic bags in stores – said: “Milk is a prime example of a product that could and should be swapped from single-use plastic bottles to planet-friendly reusables. It is great to see Morrisons pioneering the process of delivering milk in reusable bottles in supermarkets.

“We know this move is popular, with three out of four people telling us they want more refill options in shops as a way of tackling plastic pollution.”

Dairy firms across the UK have experienced a surge in demand for milk in glass bottles since the start of 2018.

They have had a surge in sales, as well as a rise in demand for deliveries to homes and businesses who want to reduce nonbiodegradable plastic waste.

Milk & More, the UK’s biggest traditional doorstep milk delivery firm, said in April it had signed up 175,000 new online customers over the past two years as the coronavirus lockdowns, coupled with concerns about plastic waste, resulted in Britons embracing the service.

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