We’re into dairy in our house.
Milk, cheese, butter, yoghurt – it’s all invited.
I made the decision to switch to buying local organic milk a while ago. It costs a bit more, but I’m totally down with buying local and reducing my chemical load. Plus it’s non-homogenised and still has the cream on top – it seriously tastes AMAZING.
I have my brownie badge in recycling, and will always recycle my milk bottles.
But I’m always looking for ways to reduce my packaging – I was keen to go next level and try and get my milk in refillable glass bottles.
I found milk vending machines!
The closest one that worked for me was an hour away.
- I trialed freezing some of the milk I had – check (still tasted awesome)
- I started hoarding glass bottles like it was the apocalypse – check
- I waited until I needed to go that way for something else – check
- I packed two chilly bins with my empty glass bottles and chiller pads – check
- I braced myself for feeling like a bit of a dick – check (as much as you can)
- 30 litres of organic, zero waste milk in my freezer – check
- No more thinking about buying milk for 2 months – check
I appreciate that I went a bit next level for my milk.
The good news is, that there are other things you can do to have an impact:
- Buying larger bottles saves plastic
- Supporting local and organic is awesome
- If you have too much – freeze it to avoid wasting it
- If you do have the option of buying in glass or refillable options – get amongst it. The more we support it and encourage it, the more mainstream it will become (again).
Simple changes – big impact