Friends of the Earth estimate that an average glass milk bottle is reused about 15 times (and can be as much as 50 times) which makes re-usable milk bottles a more energy-efficient choice than disposable plastic.
It bothers me that one of our biggest daily plastic purchases is milk and I was delighted to discover that http://www.milkandmore.co.uk deliver in our area of London.
My challenge is that we live in a residential block of flats on a fairly busy road. I don’t think we can leave milk deliveries on the street so I’ve contacted our managing agents to see if we can have delivered to a secure room used by contractors in the building. I suspect this will be met with a “no” but informal canvassing suggests there is wider interest in the building – here’s hoping.