milkman model (noun):
the cycle of packages being delivered, reclaimed, reprocessed, and reused for the same function
Hey! I'm Daniel Velez, and I'm an advocate for reuse and the milkman model. There is no good reason why we need to continue using frivolous single-use plastic for packaging everything when it isn't good for our planet, health, or wallets. There is a better way.
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The benefits of single-use over reusable products made sense in 1934 when a glass vessel was the only reusable option. But, modern technology offers more benefits than just glass.
The plastics packaging industry continues to make the ridiculous argument that the best way to lower carbon emissions is to use MORE plastic. The only way to solve plastic pollution is for MORE recycling. I debunk the holy hell out of these arguments here.
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