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Lancashire company cuts downs on plastic waste

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Published by at 6:18am 11th February 2019

A Lancashire company says they could cover the pitch at Turf Moor with all the plastic bottles they have saved.

The Modern Milkman is going back to the traditional model of delivering milk in glass bottles

In the last month alone, the height of the plastic bottles they have't used would be taller than Pendle Hill.

Since launching in August 2018, they could also cover every single Premier League pitch in the North West.

The Pendle-based company is currently delivering across Burnley, Pendle and Padiham, but aims to expand across Lancashire and then the UK eventually.

They want to reduce the amount of plastic local people are using.

Co-founder Paul White says:

"The idea was borne from David Attenborough's Blue Planet programme, which focused on the plight of plastic on our oceans.

"The response has been pretty staggering, we've been really taken aback by it. It's great to see so many people wanting to actually tackle this problem."

The products they use are all local too:

"We use a local dairy in Briercliffe and all of the products we use are as local as we can find and we'll continue that trend as we look to expand across the whole of Lancashire."

The team have a range of products which include milk, flavoured milk, fresh orange, cream, eggs, butter and brownies by well-known local company Blondie Brownie.

They also plan to grow the range to include other household items that consume a lot of plastic where they'll offer convenience shop items with returnable and reusable packaging.

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