Here's a tap at the door early evening, a young lady from the local dairy trying to woo me back (I feel like I'm in a folk song, but it'll pass) to having milk delivered.
I explained that we used to have milk delivered some years ago, but two things changed that - the fact that milk in glass bottles seemed to go off much more quickly than in plastic; and of course the hugely improved ease of recycling plastic.
The lady's siren song was along these lines - we now sell at the same price as the supermarkets, we sell milk in plastic bottles, and of course we deliver to your door. And it was not lost on me that this is a relatively local business, selling milk from farms not too far from here, using the wonderful traditional environmentally-preferable milk float.
I recall the grandly named United Dairies floats from my childhood, and our milkman called Alf who served the same round for I believe it was 27 years. I recall also that, more recently, the father of one of my daughter's friends, in a fit of rage, backed his milk float into the canal. I wish I'd seen that.
The pic comes from the truly reassuring milk floats site (this is what the internet's for!).
Anyway it was refreshing to be asked. Is this part of a general movement apparent elsewhere, I wonder?