A change that’s better for our farmers and the environment!
Our Milk Bottle Change
On June 1st 2020 we plan on changing our Milk Bottle packaging. We will no longer sell our milk in 1L and 2L HDPE bottles which are hard to recycle and will instead replace our milk bottles with 1.5L and 750ml bottles made from PET!
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR FARMERS
Over the past twenty years the number of local dairy farms has shrunk from more than 200 to less than 50, mainly due to low prices paid to farmers. If this doesn’t change then this trend will continue until there are no dairies left in the local area.
As farmers ourselves, we know the hardships that farmers face and we know they deserve a higher price per litre for the milk they produce. That’s why we’ve put our business under the microscope to identify ways we can save money and pay our farmers more! This change to our bottles will mean we are saving money on every bottle of milk we produce and we can pass some of those savings onto our farmers!
What is PET Plastic?
PET or polyethylene terephthalate, is a clear, strong, and lightweight plastic that is widely used for packaging foods and beverages. PET is one of the most recycled plastic’s, and has the number ‘1’ as its recycling symbol.
Like glass, it is a very strong and inert material that does not react with foods, is resistant to attack by micro-organisms, and will not biologically degrade. But unlike glass, PET is extremely lightweight, easy and efficient to transport, and shatterproof.
PET is completely recyclable. Products commonly made from recycled PET include new PET bottles and jars, carpet, clothing, industrial strapping, rope, automotive parts, fibrefill for winter jackets and sleeping bags, construction materials, and protective packaging.