The glass option
Dairy firms across the UK have seen a huge surge in demand for milk in glass bottles and that looks set to continue this year. But waste charity Wrap said the environmental benefit is difficult to decipher. “For glass to be the better environmental option from a carbon-footprint perspective, our research shows that any bottle needs to be reused at least 20 times,” a spokesperson explained. If you want to make the change from plastic cartons to glass bottles, contact your local dairy.