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A mountain of plastic milk jugs

Single-use Plastic? No Thanks!

Mossgiel is the first Dairy in the UK to completely stop using single-use plastic packaging.

All milk that leaves our farm gates does so in re-usable containers.

During 2017/18, over 14.7 billion litres of milk were produced in the UK (1). This is a HUGE number! This results in an astronomical number of plastic bottles being manufactured, consumed and put in the bin. We believe that this model is hugely wasteful in terms of resources, we also believe that it is also completely un-necessary!

(1) Statista

When it comes to delivering milk, as far as the environment is concerned, the old-fashioned way really is best. Remember the milkmen of yesteryear, delivering their locally-sourced product in re-usable glass packaging on their electric milk floats? Years ahead of their time…

We managed without plastic before, we can do it again.
Plastic Bottle on the Beach

Single-use plastic packaging is clogging up our oceans and entering our food chain. Despite the best efforts of many councils, not all plastic packaging even gets recycled. Plastic takes a very long time to break down, and even when it does it does not biodegrade, ending up as 'micro-plastics'. These tiny particles are finding there way into the food chain with unknown consequences on animal and human health.

We can all learn to do things differently, to change our actions. The recent move away from single use plastic straws is a good example of this. A small change with a big impact. Let's make Milk jugs next! It is not good enough to recycle them when we can re-use our milk packaging instead. This is not some airy-fairy good idea, decades from fruition, still in the development stage. This is a right-here, right-now technology. A simple, proven technology, able to be implemented today. We can do this! We must do this...

Mossgiel Calf-With-Cow, Whole and Semi-Skimmed Milk - Tastier than normal!

Re-use beats Recycle.

Reusing packaging is 20 times more efficient than recycling packaging.

Glass Bottles.

Mossgiel Organic Milk can be delivered in good old-fashioned 1 pint bottles which are great both for residential use and for commercial re-sale.

Reduse - Reuse - Recycle

Re-usable Tubs.

Mossgiel Organic Milk can also be delivered in 5 litre or 21 litre tubs.

When you are involved in the food industry using Milk, 1 pint bottles are likely going to be too small. That is why we can deliver our Organic Milk in more commercial-friendly sizes. The tubs, while made of plastic, work in exactly the same way as the bottles do. They are used then the empty tubs are picked up by our drivers when they make the next delivery to be sterilised and then used again.

For Residential Delivery

To find out if we can deliver our tasty Organic Milk to you, just enter your details below...

For Commercial Delivery

Using too much milk for pint bottles to be practical? We can also deliver our Milk in more commercially-friendly sizes: re-usable tubs in 5L and 21L sizes and also in good old-fashioned churns, which hold 50L.

To find out more, just enter your details below and we'll get back to you to discuss how we can help your business.