17 Apr Local Ice Cream Company Goes Green
Local ice cream producers, The Saffron Ice Cream Company, have made a huge leap in reducing their environmental impact with a change in the way the company will buy its liquid dairy moving forward.
Plastic waste in the food industry has been the latest hot topic in the media, and long with many high-profile companies such as Waitrose and Co-op, The Saffron Ice Cream Company have also made dramatic changes to reduce the plastic waste they create.
The Saffron Ice Cream Company, who specialise in producing luxury dairy ice cream, using locally sourced ingredients where possible, will switch its whole milk and double cream supplier to Plumbs Dairy in nearby Linton who have been serving the local area since 1952.
The growing company will purchase in excess of 10,000L of milk alone this season and through buying milk in bags rather than the familiar plastic bottles, will reduce its plastic waste by in excess of 500kg.
Dominic Parry, Managing Director, commented; ‘From day 1 we’ve always had a strong consideration for the environment and our local area. As a company we strive to lead the way in our artisan market, promoting green practice and making positive changes for the benefit of the environment. We very much look forward to working with Plumbs Dairy and helping do our bit to reduce the huge plastic problem’.
Between 2016-2017, 14 billion litres of milk were produced in the UK at 13,000 dairy farms. A standard plastic milk bottle is a man-made product which takes up to 500 years to decompose and has very limited uses due to its reactive chemical make-up. It is estimated that by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish. In the region of 38.5 million plastic bottles (for any use) are used every day with just over half making it to recycling, the rest go into landfill.