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Why Overherd is More Sustainable Than Carton Oat Milk

Plant milk is an awful lot better than dairy

You probably already know that plant milk is already way more sustainable than dairy.

As a society, we are certainly heading in the right direction. But hold up!

There’s one better you can do for the planet. Enter Overherd, the UK's first oat milk powder.

The Problem: Plant milk is mostly water

Did you know that plant milk is mostly water? In fact, it often contains up to 98% water, we're looking at you almond milk!

While this isn’t an issue in itself, water ain't exactly light, so all this water makes plant milk unnecessarily bulky and heavy.

This means that plant milk producers are forced to use lots of packaging, which often doesn’t get recycled.

In addition, all that heavy diluted plant milk has to be transported around producing excessive carbon emissions.

Dried plant milk is the answer

Plant milk powder is a new concept, and is essentially a concentrated version of regular store-bought plant milk but without the water.

Instead of the producer adding water, and then shipping the plant milk to supermarket shelves, you add the water at home instead.

Plant milker powder is more sustainable because...

1️⃣ Less packaging

Sacking the water means lighter and smaller packages. For example, our Overherd pouches contain 91% less packaging vs. regular plant milk cartons.

Being a dried product we can also package Overherd in a single material whereas cartons are multi-layered and difficult to recycle.

Shockingly only 29.5% of cartons actually end up being recycled in the UK. 

Packaging comparison of Overherd vs. cartons

2️⃣ Transport emissions

Because Overherd isn't filled with water, it's 10x lighter and smaller, which means far fewer lorries are needed to move it from A to B.

This results in fewer transport emissions throughout the supply chain.

Packaging comparison of Overherd vs. cartons

3️⃣ Food waste

Did you know 1 in 6 pints of milk are thrown away in the UK? This is really wasteful and damaging to the planet.

Have you ever had to throw away a half full carton of milk because it has gone off? Who hasn't?

Thankfully Overherd and other plant milk powders have a naturally long shelf life.

You also only make what you need, so it's virtually zero waste!

Emissions comparison of Overherd vs. cartons

Where can you 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. Learn more about our sustainability here.

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 minimise our impact on the planet.

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