MULLER will become Britain’s first dairy company to ditch plastic straws in favour of paper ones in milk cartons.

After school children contacted the dairy company, presenting their concerns about the environmental impact of plastic straws in 2018, Muller committed to removing all plastic straws from its products by 2020.

Sunnyside Primary School in Glasgow accepted an offer to work with the dairy company to trial Muller’s new paper straw attached to their recyclable school milk cartons.

Muller’s new paper straw is fully recyclable, it has been developed in partnership with Tetra Pak over the last 18 months and is made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paperboard.

If successful, Bridgwater will begin the permanent roll out of the paper straws by the end of March 2020. Muller’s other milk-producing sites would follow by the end of 2020, eliminating 48 tonnes of plastic every year.