Bottling drinks is best

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As the tide of waste plastic grows ever larger in the world’s oceans surely the time has come to scrap plastic bottles and return to glass.

This week the Courier features the Wee Isle Dairy which has rapidly built up a market for its milk in recyclable glass. It has also become apparent that milk from plastic tastes different to milk from glass which should be another plus.

Initially the proprietors thought they would not be able to reuse the single use bottles but customers were happy to wash and return them. This has led to the installation of an automatic washing machine capable of taking the one litre bottles.

Young champion

The emotional picture of proud dad David, embracing his 19-year-old son Andrew Wallace, on this week’s back page has moved many.

It was a tough battle to take the Machrihanish Open trophy, including storm force winds and rain and a great achievement for Mr Wallace junior.