Best in glass: Can the return of the milkround help squash our plastic problem? – Guardian
Glass bottle deliveries are booming as the British public rediscovers the joy of a fresh pint on the doorstep. We’ve got Blue Planet II to thank, says one Devon milkman
Just before dawn breaks, as a blackbird sings in the drizzle, I join third-generation milkman, Stuart Bruckner, 42, on the last leg of his Devon milkround. I have never met him before, but three times a week he delivers my four pints of red-top semi-skimmed under the cover of darkness in time for my breakfast. It gives me great joy to pop my empty glass bottles back on the doorstep to be used again. Since the recent increased public dismay about plastic pollution, more people have signed up to doorstep deliveries to get plastic-free milk, although share of the sector around the country remains steady at around 3%, according to Dairy UK.
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