Today, Dec 6th, I wrote to them via the Milk & More customer services contact form.
Here’s what I said….
I have used your milk delivery service in the past because you deliver in glass bottles. It is with great concern I hear you are to phase these out and use plastic instead. Other customers share my concerns as you can see from the attached petition. Many of us only use the doorstep service because of the returnable glass bottles and would stop if they are no longer an option. I look forward to your comments on this subject.
They said that milk will stay in glass bottles till at least April 2017). Please do keep on sharing the petition and I will try to get some more definite information. I will be posting updates here
Now I am happy to pay more for my milk to be delivered because it comes in a glass bottle.
I like glass because:
- Chemicals do not leach from glass as they do from plastic.
- Milk tastes better from a glass bottle.
- Milk bottles are reused.
- Plastic trash is increasing in unsustainable amounts and is now a major environmental hazard.
- While plastic bottles can be recycled only a small percentage are.
Other Potential Issues
If Dairy Crest stop delivering in glass I will no longer use this service. If I want milk in plastic bottles I will buy it at the shops. I believe that many of their customers feel the same. Cutting glass bottles could actually result a drop in custom and to less door step deliveries. Which would lead to further job losses and impact on a useful service that benefits the housebound and less mobile.
If you want
- Dairy Crest to reconsider this decision,
- to demonstrate a demand for glass bottles,
- help people keep their jobs
- tackle plastic pollution,
SIGN THE Petition
If you want a petition widget for your site, embed this code
Tweet using the #saveourbottles and see it appear below
There are other milk deliveries with glass bottles out there. Check this list. If you know of any others please add to it.
If you can’t find a milk man ask your supermarket to install a milk refill service so you can use your own bottles. They have them in France!