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Dairy UK, the organisation which represents the milk industry, said doorstep deliveries of glass bottles were now around one million per day. Just two years ago the figure was estimated to be nearer 800,000.
Back in the mid 1970s more than 90 per cent of milk was put into glass bottles, but that had fallen to under three per cent by 2016. Despite a redction in sales of cows’ milk, the market for glass bottles appears to be holding steady, and even slightly increasing. With the government promising legislation to reduce the amount of plastic in circulation, that rise is expected to accelerate.