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Evil Organic Milk Containers

 
Jesse Matlock
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Location: Central Oklahoma Zone 7A
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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
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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.
 
Amy Leonard
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Location: Louts, CA (USDA zone 7)
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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?
 
Ivan Weiss
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Location: Vashon WA, near Seattle and Tacoma
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Waxed cardboard is the best fire starter known to wood stove users. It reduces or eliminates the need for kindling.
 
Alice Kaspar
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We used to use them for candle molds.
 
John Polk
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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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