[25 February/Evening Standard]

London dairies had identified an upsurge in customers at the start of the year due to public upset over plastic waste. Milk&more and Parker Dairies had noticed increased demand for glass bottles in 2018, and believe it was caused by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II. It has been reported that there was a 25 percent increase in milk deliveries in the UK over the last two years. Glass milk bottles make up 3 percent of milk sales in the UK. Parker Dairies Bus Depot Manager, Paul Lough, said the dairy has gained 382 new customers since the start of the year, with 95 percent of these having milk delivered in glass bottles. He added that people are much more environmentally conscious. Milk&more have gained more than 2,500 new customers which is the equivalent of five new milk rounds. Managing Director of Milk&more, Patrick Muller, said the glass bottle is an exciting product and they think it has a future.