Got milk? Phenomenal rise in milkman deliveries recorded in the U.K.
Dairy firms all over the United Kingdom are seeing “phenomenal” comeback of milkmen and milkwomen as younger people shift to glass milk bottles amid souring public perception on plastic waste.
According to East London producer Parker Dairies and U.K.-wide milk distributor Milk&More, many Londoners are now willing to pay more additional services, citing a 25 percent hike in glass bottle orders in the last two years. This includes the 2, 500 millenial customers added to the firm’s delivery director in the first two months of 2018.
The dairy companies attributed the resurgence of milkmen, which delivers fresh bottled milk directly to doorsteps, to David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II documentary that opened up environmental consciousness to the youth.
To date, doorstep deliveries reached 1 million pints per day, which to account to 3 percent of the total milk sales in the U.K. Glass bottle deliveries make up 3 percent of that.
The dairy firms said that the trend has started to pickup before Christmas last year, and continued to grow at an outstanding rate.