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Milkman Model

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.

I'll be exploring, covering, and giving my thoughts on the growing reuse trends and the milkman model on this blog.

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Reusable Packaging Can Elevate the Customer Experience in Ways Single-Use Cannot

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.

From left to right: Ember Mug, Growlwerks uKeg Go, Growly Delivers Classic Glass Growler, Limeloop mailer.

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BIG Plastic Had a Choice Between Glass, Aluminum, and Plastic. They Chose Gaslighting

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.

BIG Plastic Had a Choice Between Glass, Aluminum, and Plastic. They Chose Gaslighting
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Confused About Reuse, Refill, and the Milkman Model? Allow Me to Help!

Reuse vs refill vs milkman model - what’s the difference? A sustainability professional explains.

What is does reuse, refill, or the milkman model mean?
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4 Resources You Need to Stay on Top of Reuse, Refill, and the Milkman Model

I’ve found 1147 reuse businesses so you don’t have to. Get some inspiration by clicking around and seeing what reuse innovation is happening all over the world.

4 Resources You Need to Stay on Top of Reuse, Refill, and the Milkman Model