ECHO Fresh Dairy has only been going for a few weeks but are already delivering super fresh milk to 300 households in Thurrock.
Business founder Paul Luke who also runs the voluntary Bee Kind Foundation (formerly The Stanford Le Hope & Surrounding Area Fundraising Team) said he had wanted to start a dairy business for some time.
Paul said: “Our voluntary work sees us help people in the community and this work can easily link into the neighbourhood watch scheme we are now providing early in the morning while delivering milk and dairy products”
We have already been asked by family members to look out for their relatives and make sure they have taken their milk in. Some of our elderly customers are quite frail and we are the only person they may see across the week!!
It’s not usual for milkmen across the uk to stumble across crimes and emergencies at their customers and non customers homes and we will be providing this eyes and ears of the community service.
With the recent focus in the media on the use of plastic and what happens to plastic waste in the UK this was an ideal time to start.
David Attenborough recently highlighted in his blue planet series the plight of plastic going to landfill and more so ending up in our oceans and threatening our wildlife.
99% of the milk delivered by us at Eco Fresh Dairy is supplied in returnable glass bottles which can be rinsed, returned, sent back to the dairy sterilised and refilled to come back again!!
Paul said “last week alone we delivered 1397 bottles of milk in returnable glass bottles” all of which would have been milk supplied in plastic bottles previously.
We also supply eggs, bread, cream, yogurts, fruit juices, milk shakes and potatoes just to mention a few products.
We are currently delivering to Aveley, South Ockendon, Stifford, Orsett, Grays, Tilbury, East Tilbury, Linford, Stanford-le-Hope, Corringham and Fobbing. Already we are looking at expanding into other areas and putting a second round on.
We would welcome any new customers who are looking at reducing their plastic waste or just want to use the traditional services of the great British milkman.
We supply all grades of traditional milk from skimmed and semi skimmed but also including the superb creamy gold top milk and sterilised like you may recall your grandparents having.
We promise to deliver in any weathers so you can stay in the warm and not have to go out to the supermarket just for a pint of milk and end up spending £20!!
Any local residents wishing to find out more about are services please look us up on Facebook under Eco Fresh Dairy or call or text us on 07759 022229.