Why Powdered Non Dairy Milk Is Better For The Planet
Plant milk is an awful lot better than dairy
You probably already knew that plant milk is way more sustainable than dairy, so as a society we are heading in the right direction. But hold up, there’s one better you can do for the planet. Enter powdered plant milk! Read on to learn why powdered plant milk is the most sustainable option.
Plant milk is mostly water
Did you know that plant milk is mostly water? More than mostly actually, some plant milks are over 98% water – we are looking at you almond… other varieties like oat, soy and rice milks are usually around 90% water.
While this isn’t an issue in itself, as you may know, water is actually quite heavy, and all this water makes plant milks unnecessarily bulky and heavy. This means that plant milk producers are forced to use lots of packaging, which doesn’t always get recycled. But that's not it... all that heavy diluted plant milk, has to be transported around from producer to supermarket, which produces transport emissions.
Powdered is the answer
Powdered plant milk is essentially a concentrated version of regular store-bought plant milk which contains no water. Instead of the producer adding water, and then shipping the plant milk to supermarkets at the expense of the planet, you add the water at home. Powdered plant milks are typically more sustainable because…
As we mentioned, sacking the water means lighter and smaller packages. In fact, our oat milk powder pouches contain 91% less packaging weight vs. regular plant milk cartons.
Lighter and smaller packages also mean fewer trucks required. Our oat milk powder is 10x lighter than the equivalent amount of store-bought oat milk. That’s 10x fewer trucks, which equals fewer transport emissions.
Did you know 1 in 6 pints of milk are thrown away in the UK? This is really wasteful and damaging to the planet, but don’t worry powdered plant milk can help with this too. Because dehydrated products naturally have longer shelf lives, you can say goodbye to off milk. Use what you need, when you need it.
Where can I buy powdered non dairy milk?
We are the UK’s first oat milk powder brand, using organic and gluten free oats - check it out here. Simply add water, shake and enjoy, simple as that. If you want to learn more about our sustainability as a brand follow me.
If you prefer other plant milk varieties like soy etc, also check out our article which lists other powdered vegan milk brands on the UK market.
We hope that more brands both within and outside the food industry take time to re-evaluate how products reach consumers in order to to minimise our impact on climate change.