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The Life Cycle of A Glass Milk Bottle & The Importance of Milk Bottle Recycling

As we become more aware of our impact on the environment, doing what we can to reduce, reuse and recycle has become increasingly important.

At McQueens Dairies, we are committed to doing our part to reduce waste and promote sustainability. One of the ways we do this is by reusing our glass milk bottles up to 25 times! Not only does this help reduce waste, but it also ensures that our customers lower their own carbon footprint as it cuts down on the number of milk bottles being created to service every delivery.

The McQueens milk bottle journey

The Lifecycle of a McQueens Milk Bottle

Our milk delivery team brings fresh milk straight to your doorstep, allowing you to enjoy the convenience of home delivery without the added waste of single-use plastic packaging. Once you finish your milk, simply rinse out the bottles and leave them on your doorstep for our milk delivery team to collect.

Our drivers then collect the bottles and replace them with new bottles filled with fresh milk. The old bottles are then washed at 70-80 degrees with a chemical cleaner and cold rinsed to ensure that they are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised.

Once the bottles are clean, they are each refilled with the freshest quality milk in just 3.33 seconds, ready to go out again!

Why is this important?

Well, plastic takes more than 400 years to degrade, and if the present trend continues, it is predicted that by 2050 there will be 12 billion metric tons of plastic in landfills. That’s 35,000 times as heavy as the Empire State Building! Plastic packaging has contributed overwhelmingly to plastic pollution, which currently accounts for 79% of landfill globally.

By choosing McQueens Dairies for your doorstep milk delivery, you are helping to reduce waste and promote sustainability. Our reusable glass milk bottles are just one of the ways we are committed to doing our part to protect the planet. So, the next time you finish your milk, remember to rinse out the bottle and leave it on your doorstep for our milk delivery team to collect.