What does 8 million tonnes look like?
Twice the UK population in weight
26,143 empty Boeing 747 jumbo-jets
10,389,610 average sized dairy cows
We recognise our responsibility to protect our environment and this is always at the forefront of our mind.
We have offered glass bottled milk from the first day we operated. Plastic containers are perceived as being more convenient but we actively encourage all of our customers to use glass bottles, pergals (milk box) or at the very least a hybrid of sustainable packaging and plastic.
Co2 Emissions – we have invested heavily in our fleet and now have a range of Euro 7 low emission vans. We are hoping to have a fully electric fleet by 2022.
Did you know that humans now indirectly consume plastic via the food we eat, because of the amount of plastic in the ocean?
According to Sir David Attenborough “we dump eight million tonnes of plastic into the sea every year. Plastic is everywhere, it is choking our oceans and killing our wildlife.”
At Ongar Dairy we are working hard to reduce our plastic footprint, we are even reviewing our fleet and hope all of our vehicles will be electric by 2020