THE WORLD’S first robot milk round has been launched as plant-based drinks brand Plenish have announced that their new ‘Enriched’ range will be delivered by autonomous bots in Milton Keynes, Bucks.
The revolutionary move will not only save customers a journey to the shops, but it’ll also help to save the planet.
That’s because the delivery robots – run by local technology firm Starship – are powered by eco-friendly electric batteries, rather than fuel-guzzling engines.
Nipping out for a pint of milk, as the saying goes, can be particularly damaging to the environment as modern cars produce twice as much carbon emissions in the first five minutes of a journey.
Given that more than half of all British car journeys are less than two miles, this soon adds up.
What’s more, milk production also takes a huge toll on the planet. Environmental scientist Joseph Poore, from the University of Oxford, has shown that Plenish’s plant-based milk has up to 70% fewer carbon emissions than dairy. Making the robot milk round a win-win for the environment.
Kara Rosen, the founder of Plenish, said: “We are a future-conscious brand which is always looking to innovate. Through our new Enriched range, Plenish has created the m*lk of the future – so what better way to deliver it than through a robot milk round?
“Our brand ethos is all about healthy you, healthy planet – and this is the embodiment of that.”
Dietician Helen Bond said: “Numerous studies are backing up what Mother Nature has long known: that plant-based foods are powerful allies in the battle for a healthier you, and a healthier environment.
“More and more of us are making the switch to plant-based dairy alternatives.”