Increase in bottle sales

North East-based milk retail giant Hanover Dairies has seen a five per cent increase across the board in glass milk bottle sales over the past month as nationwide consumer reaction to the use of single-use plastic containers continues to cause growing environmental and human food-chain alarm.

Tuesday, 6th February 2018, 11:00 am
Hanover Dairies MD Tony Baldwin.

The company’s sales of glass bottled milk have increased since Christmas following well documented reports in the media about concerns over single-use plastic entering the human food-chain.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

In comparison, glass milk bottles are more environmentally friendly and can be reused up to 20 times.

Compared with some plastic containers, which are usually thrown-away, glass bottles are generally recyclable, according to Hanover Dairies MD Tony Baldwin.