Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has teamed up with Creamline, a Trafford-based dairy and ‘best of local’ delivery service, to champion its campaign to reduce plastic pollution.
Creamline’s ‘Glass is Greener’ campaign, which calls on customers to switch from plastic to glass bottle deliveries, has already saved 183 tonnes of plastic from local landfill in 2018 alone.
The company is now setting its sights on the next generation by calling on schools across Greater Manchester and Cheshire to make the switch. Approximately 500,000 third-pints of milk are consumed by school children every week, served in plastic bottles. Switching to glass milk bottles could prevent millions of single-use containers from ending up in landfill.
Andy Burnham visited Creamline’s head office in Trafford Park in early November to champion the campaign and other changes the firm has introduced across its product range - including a ‘green dolphin icon’ to help customers identify plastic-free products.
‘Good news for business’
Chris Swallow, joint managing director at Creamline, said: “With millions of tonnes of plastic entering our oceans and rivers each and every year, it’s great to have both the mayor and the people of Manchester support this campaign so strongly.
‘By switching to glass, you can help wave goodbye to single-use plastics – heading back to traditional glass bottles, which are returnable and reusable for years to come.
The mayor added: “As public tolerance of plastics falls, people are looking for alternatives, which is good news for businesses like Creamline that are already making big adjustments to help deliver a cleaner, greener Greater Manchester.
“In March 2019, we’ll be holding the follow-up event to our Green Summit where we’ll be inviting businesses from across Greater Manchester to share their achievements so far.”