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UK Residents Prevent Millions of Plastic Waste with Grocery Delivery Service

With a change in grocery shopping habits, primarily through milk purchases, a town in Greater London, England has prevented millions of plastic bottles from entering landfills.

June 29, 2023

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With a change in grocery shopping habits, primarily through milk purchases, a town in Greater London, England has prevented millions of plastic bottles from entering landfills.

Residents in Harrow, London, England have successfully prevented 3.16 million plastic bottles from being thrown away and entering landfills after 18 months of using a new grocery service. Through the Modern Milkman service, a milk and other grocery delivery service, customers don’t have the need to toss their plastic bottles away once they’re done.

The doorstep delivery service brings new milk each week, or less frequently depending on the customer’s needs, and swaps old plastic bottles out for new ones filled with milk. The service is so successful that residents across Greater London are encouraged to join the movement to help reduce plastic waste during Plastic Free July.

Modern Milkman is a B-Corp certified company, which means it has been recognized for its high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. So far, Modern Milkman has prevented 76 million plastic bottles from being produced in the UK. This includes bottles for milk, juice, cleaning services, and other grocery goods that come in either return and reuse or single-use plastic-free packaging options.

“As an eco-friendly grocery delivery service, we are passionate about identifying new areas where we can make a difference through our unique offerings. Every saved plastic bottle prevents it from entering landfills or oceans, preserving the planet for future generations. Harrow has already made significant progress in combating plastic pollution by averting the creation of 3.16 million bottles,” said Simon Mellin, CEO and Founder of Modern Milkman.

“That’s why we are thrilled to welcome more people from the region to join our milkround, enabling them to contribute to the fight against plastic waste. Together, we can build a more sustainable future.”

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