As we settle for a “new normal” in the time of a pandemic, we turn more to home deliveries for convenience. But in many cases, this also impacts the environment in a positive way.
Supporting both local businesses and the planet, deliveries are taking the world by storm – from go-to groceries such as locally grown veg, to freshly baked bread. And with this comes the return of the milkman.
In the wake of lockdown, consumers have been choosing convenient services that deliver direct to their door and rethinking their traditional methods of shopping. For milk delivery services in particular, most companies have found the need to recruit extra drivers to cope with the surge in demand.
But just as important as their convenience qualities, these services stand for sustainability. Supplying products in glass bottles rather than plastic cartons, their drivers collect these to be reused once they are no longer needed. Just like how things once were, using a milkman allows you to enter a circular ecosystem.
Companies such as Mlkman and ReRooted are UK-based vegan services, providing a range of alternative milk products such as almond, oat and coconut. Standing for quality and equality, Mlkman were the first company in the UK to offer a delivery on a commercial scale, with non-dairy milks in reusable bottles.
Meanwhile, ReRooted are also reinventing how people drink milk by ensuring their dairy-free drinks are always organic, returnable and refillable. Though their delivery service doesn’t yet cover every area of the UK, the company is expanding quickly and adding new routes.
With a plastic-free promise and zero-waste commitment, milk delivery services ensure drinks are delivered the old-fashioned way, in glass bottles. Choosing to reuse rather than recycle, they are changing things for the better and allowing people to fall back in love with the milkman.