Are milk alternatives really better for you or the environment? Let me start with story.
At one point in my life I sold foam food containers. It was the equivalent of selling plutonium in the Western half of the United States. What does this have to do with milk substitutes? A lot.
Businesses stated consumers wanted paper because it was better for the environment – less plastic and compostable. The problem was that paper food containers contained twice the plastic inside the cup as a coating and none of the product was ever composted. Ultimately what the consumer thought they were doing was in fact the exact opposite. Paper doesn’t compress as much as foam (all air) using more room in land fills, the cups came from overseas, more carbon foot print, and they were using twice the plastic.
What does this have to do with milk substitutes? They aren’t all better for the environment and most often do not provide comparable nutrition. Read on at consumer reports HERE