A County Durham organic dairy has seen orders for its glass bottled milk quadruple after customers were inspired by the plight of the world’s oceans.
Acorn Dairy has been inundated with requests for milk in bottles instead of plastic cartons following the screening of the BBC’s Blue Planet II, which laid bare the dangers of man-made waste, showing whales battling through discarded plastic.
Now, in one month alone, the Darlington dairy which serves the North East and North Yorkshire, has been contacted by 250 existing customer households wanting to switch from its recyclable poly cartons to glass bottles.
This equates to 1.378 tonnes per annum of plastic waste saved by Acorn customers alone.
Mrs Bell said they had also received inquiries from catering establishments and hotels who are considering switching to glass bottles.
Acorn Dairy director Caroline Bell said: “I think we were all horrified by the pictures of whales surrounded by plastic waste and the impact this is having on our world. The response from our customers has been heart-warming showing the large impact that can be made by households taking their own individual action.