Our research suggests that people prefer glass milk bottles to plastic ones. And if glass bottles are reused in the right way, they can be more sustainable than plastic ones.
Our plastics team work closely with local dairy Our Cow Molly on different reuse systems for milk delivery.
Recently, The Sheffield Telegraph visited Our Cow Molly.
Eddie from OCM explained how important sustainability is for his work as a dairy farmer.
For instance, Our Cow Molly run children’s educational sessions. Plus they work closely with researchers from across the University of Sheffield to make their work more sustainable.
Eddie explained to The Sheffield Telegraph how our research shows that people prefer glass milk bottles to plastic ones.
‘The Sheffield public much prefer glass was the answer. And for local dairies it seems the lighter delivery weight of plastic bottles is overtaken by glass on sustainability grounds once the bottle has been reused 13 times or more.’
You can read the full story in here: The independent farmer is the milk marketing board
University of Sheffield returns to churns for greener milk. Our work with Our Cow Molly resulted in the University of Sheffield trialling reusable milk containers in our cafes. You can find out here how the BBC covered this news.
Reducing single-use plastic milk bottles in university cafes. You can find out more about the development of this work work here.
If you want to find out more about this story, then look here Reviving old tradition to churn out milk in a sustainable way
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