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Evil Organic Milk Containers

Jesse Matlock


Joined: Jul 26, 2011
Posts: 17
Location: Central Oklahoma Zone 7A
Why oh why does organic milk come in waxed cardboard, non-recyclable containers? What can we do with these containers? We absolutely love the taste and health of organic milk, but feel really bad about chunking the cartons.
Thank you for any ideas/input,
Jesse
Jordan Lowery
volunteer

Joined: Sep 26, 2009
Posts: 1528
Location: zone 7
    
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i know more than a few people who cut the tops off and use them as pots. they last a few years before there not usable anymore.


The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. - Masanobu Fukuoka
Amy Leonard


Joined: Dec 03, 2011
Posts: 13
Location: Louts, CA (USDA zone 7)
We have a local producer that uses the glass milk jars so I have to pay a deposit on the first, then get the credit on the next when I return an empty to the retailer. Have you let your producer know your consumer preference about the packaging of their product? Do they even know they have consumers that would prefer a reusable vessel?


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Ivan Weiss


Joined: Dec 19, 2009
Posts: 157
Location: Vashon WA, near Seattle and Tacoma
Waxed cardboard is the best fire starter known to wood stove users. It reduces or eliminates the need for kindling.


Pastured poultry, pork, and beef on Vashon Island, WA.
Alice Kaspar


Joined: Jan 19, 2011
Posts: 70
We used to use them for candle molds.
John Polk
steward

Joined: Feb 20, 2011
Posts: 6570
Location: Moving to: NE Washington USDA zone 5 Western steppes to the Rockies
    
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My old Scandanavian fishing partners would filet fish and put them in the cartons, then fill with water and set them in the freezer.
Never got freezer burn, since oxygen was eliminated from the start.
 
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