LONDON’S MILKMEN VS. PLASTICS

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Sounds odd, right?

Well, milkmen are starting to make a difference in London. Thanks to millennials.

Kwik Sweep has noticed a “phenomenal” upsurge in the interest of younger customers in dairies – a result of growing public concern over plastic waste.

Both dairy-giant “milk&more” and east London dairy “Parker Dairies” have recorded increased demand for glass bottles in 2018 – with younger consumers and their families willing to pay more for the service to help the environment.

Kwik Sweep, London’s favourite waste removal company, finds this trend both innovative and beneficial.

Figures show doorstep deliveries make up 3 per cent of milk sales in the United Kingdom, or 1 million pints per day, and glass milk bottles make up 3 per cent of all milk sales.

According to Paul Lough, depot manager of parker Dairies, the interest in glass bottles has been “absolutely phenomenal” and is bound to keep growing.

His dairy, which has a fleet of 25 electric milk floats capable of covering all of east London, has gained 382 new customers since the beginning of the year – or, in less than 2 months.

In his words: “before Christmas we were taking 30 calls a month, and Since New Year we are getting 30 calls a week.”

Needless to say, this trend does not just benefit the health of consumers, it also aids the environment.

Mr Lough attributes this environmentalist surge to the regeneration of the British youth. To him: “people are [now] much more environmentally conscious and so they are asking if we do glass.”

News like this make us, the Kwik Sweep team, smile.

In fact, there is no better feeling than knowing that more and more people are embracing our vision of a greener London.

Glass bottles belong to this vision, as well as all our daily commitments. Kwik Sweep’s waste collection, junk removal, and recycling services all contribute to making London greener.

So, if you need help with waste, get in touch with us.

We never disappoint.

 

 

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