Plant-based milks have traditionally attracted consumer interest largely due to their health benefits, but recent research shows consumers are increasingly looking for products with good sustainability and environmental credentials.1
This growing trend gives The Alternative Dairy Co. range of plant-based barista milks a strong market advantage, particularly when competing with some of the global dairy-free milk brands.
Not only do we use long-life beverage cartons which have a low carbon footprint
, but our barista milks have a host of other sustainability credentials too, including locally produced and locally sourced.
Our Barista Oat Milk product is vegan-friendly, GMO-free and supports Australian farmers by using premium locally grown oats from farming families in Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Oats also require less water during production, making oat milk highly desirable for sustainability-conscious consumers.
Our Barista Almond Milk is made with almonds from the Murray-Darling region, using suppliers who are committed to sustainable agriculture with minimal water and energy use.
The Alternative Dairy Co. is committed to minimising its impact on the environment, steadily reducing our energy and water intensity (the amount of water and energy used per kilogram of all products made) at our Central Coast manufacturing site. We’ve achieved a seven per cent reduction in water intensity and a 13 per cent reduction in energy intensity in our site production processes since 2017.
Our greenhouse gas intensity (the emissions per tonne of product made at the site) has also decreased by 15 per cent since 2017, and more than 20 per cent of the water used at our manufacturing facility on the Central Coast is recycled and reused.
Increasing the sustainability credentials of The Alternative Dairy Co. range ensures that our café businesses and customers can enjoy the great taste of our plant-based milks, while knowing the product is made from quality local ingredients, supports Australian famers and is produced here in Australia, benefiting local economies. 1 Source: https://assets.kpmg/content/dam/kpmg/au/pdf/2021/australian-retail-outlook-2021-report.pdf (P.23: Radical traceability and transparent product information)