A dairy’s five-figure investment in a new glass bottling plant is paying dividends for its customers and the environment.
The family-run North Street Dairy in Forfar has stemmed the tide of 208,000 plastic cartons going to landfill every year.
Growing public awareness of the impact discarded plastic is having on the environment has seen an increase in demand for glass bottles.
Hamish Millar, who runs the business with his parents Norman and Aileen, sister Alison and wife Marlene, said: “We deliver about 2,000 gallons of milk every week in the Forfar and Kirriemuir area.”
As the only remaining dairy in Angus which still processes liquid milk, the family invested a five- figure sum in a new bottling plant after struggling to find glass bottles for their previous equipment.
Although the dairy still “bottles” milk into plastic cartons for local shops, demand for the “rinse and return” glass variety has increased dramatically.