WHAT WE SAY:
The switch to plant-based milks made from oats, nuts, and seeds is posited as a win for the environment. Dairy milk causes around three times as many GHG emissions, uses 22 times as much freshwater, and creates higher levels of euthrophication. However, the cartons plant-based milks are sold in leave their own mark on the environment. They're manufactured from mixed layers of materials and coatings including polyethylene, paperboard and aluminium, and the majority aren’t recycled. The Milky Plant, which makes milk at the push of a button, offers people a way to skip the packaging and go DIY.
Could it be done with a blender? Sure. But we know convenience is a major behaviour change driver, so this one-press, self-cleaning device might be the nudge needed.