World Plant Milk Day is an international day that celebrates plant-based alternatives to dairy milk.

Founded by Plant Based News in 2017 and established as a partnership with ProVeg in 2018, the campaign has attracted the attention of millions of people around the world and helped to accelerate the transition from dairy milk to the rich variety of plant-based alternatives.

From soya to oats to cashew nuts to hemp, the diversity of vegan milks continues to grow in tandem with the global shift towards plant-based eating.
Never before have we seen people across the world transition so quickly from one foodstuff to its alternatives in this way. People are fast realising that plant-based milks outweigh dairy in terms of benefits – for personal health, animal welfare, and the environment.

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REASONS TO SWITCH

There are many reasons to switch to plant-based milk:

BETTER FOR ANIMALS

The dairy industry is a cause of immeasurable stress to cows. Due to the enormous volume of milk production, dairy cows, who are intelligent, empathetic, and affectionate animals, must endure uncomfortable and stressful conditions that do not meet even their most basic needs. Switching to plant-based milk means that this unnecessary suffering is reduced.

BETTER FOR THE PLANET.

Animal agriculture is one of the leading drivers of climate change, producing more greenhouse gases than all of the world's transportation combined. Switching from dairy to plant-based milk is one of the ways in which you can significantly reduce your impact on the planet.

BETTER FOR YOU 

Research consistently shows that a wholefood, plant-based diet – including plant milk – is good for you. Such a diet can help prevent hypertension, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and some kinds of cancer. You don’t need dairy milk to be healthy.

BETTER SELECTION

The rise of plant-based milk around the world means that consumers are no longer limited to soya milk but can now choose from a wide selection of plant-based milks, from almond to oat, hemp, cashew, and many other nuts and grains.

BETTER FOR PEOPLE

The land used for growing crops to feed to animals in order to produce dairy milk is far larger than the land used to grow the crops used for plant-based milks. Reduced land use means that there is more land available to grow crops for people rather than farmed animals.

GET INVOLVED

1. Spread the Message

Download shareable media, including social media graphics, posters, flyers, etc.

2. Take the 7-day dairy-free challenge.

Sign up to go dairy free for the next seven days, and receive daily emails with useful advice, tips, and recipes.

3. Share the Plant Milk Pledge

Ask local coffee shops to add plant milks to their menus and/or offer it without a surcharge with tea or coffee.

If you are interested in collaborating with us in other ways, please reach out via email.

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