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Aldi take tetrapak for recycling at their stores now.

Tetrapak is actually quite costly and difficult to recycle and not many places actually do it.

I prefer to buy my milk in the plastic bottles and take those back to the store for recycling. They stand up better in the fridge than the tetrapak too which is an added bonus.
I always spill the contents of Tetra pack anyway. So annoying.
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Old 06.03.2019, 15:54
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I always spill the contents of Tetra pack anyway. So annoying.
Do you remember they (Migros?) used to sell milk in bags?

I tried it once for the novelty. You were meant to put the full litre bag into a litre plastic jug and snip off the corner. Never. Again.

Found it.

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Old 06.03.2019, 15:59
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Do you remember they (Migros?) used to sell milk in bags?

I tried it once for the novelty. You were meant to put the full litre bag into a litre plastic jug and snip off the corner. Never. Again.

Found it.
They sold milk like that in Germany, it was an absolute nightmare.
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Old 06.03.2019, 16:01
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Do you remember they (Migros?) used to sell milk in bags?

I tried it once for the novelty. You were meant to put the full litre bag into a litre plastic jug and snip off the corner. Never. Again.

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That would definitely be a giant mess. Oy!
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Old 06.03.2019, 16:35
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I always spill the contents of Tetra pack anyway. So annoying.
Nowadays they are usually screw-top, but again that's plastic.
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Old 06.03.2019, 17:55
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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

Only place I have seen glass milk bottles is the Edeka store in Waldshut, over the order. Volg has the tetra milk containers.
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Do you remember they (Migros?) used to sell milk in bags?

I tried it once for the novelty. You were meant to put the full litre bag into a litre plastic jug and snip off the corner. Never. Again.

Found it.
oh yes!! Much faffing about. Remember them well.

We also once had smaller pyramid shaped tetra packs as kids witk a kind of ovaltine in it and you needed a straw to drink from it.

Thanks Sandgrounder, had a good trip down memory lane due to your posts yx
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Old 06.03.2019, 19:45
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Do you remember they (Migros?) used to sell milk in bags?

I tried it once for the novelty. You were meant to put the full litre bag into a litre plastic jug and snip off the corner. Never. Again.

Found it.
Yes, at that time I strived to be a 'real' Swiss. Migros also used to sell the containers. Was devastated when my attempts at being a real Swiss didn't work quite the way I'd expected.

Never found a good use for the container either, and they were both discarded pretty quickly.
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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

If you'd like to buy the freshest milk at the most ecological way possible (and cheaper as well), check out if a local farmer has a "Brunimat" (automatic milk dispenser) installed.

Talking a stroll there makes the farmer having more money in his pocket, me having more money in my pocket (vs. shop-bought), and zero "fresh" packaging needed for the milk (reusable glas bottle)
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Do you remember they (Migros?) used to sell milk in bags?

I tried it once for the novelty. You were meant to put the full litre bag into a litre plastic jug and snip off the corner. Never. Again.

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We quite liked them. Much easier to store in the crowded fridge. 1/2 went in our Nespresso milk frother and the other into a glass container.

Funnels are wonderful inventions, I tell you.
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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

Schneider Umwelt have just opened a recycling centre in Baar though it's closer to the Sihlbrugg roundabout where you can recycle TetraPak et al - plus household electrical items and a whole host of rubbish one accumulates and doesn't know what to do with - all for free or a small cost like 50 rappen for 1kg of wood.

Open Mon-Fri 07:00 - 18:00 & Sat 08:00 - 16:00

https://umweltservice.ch/recycling/r...g-center/baar/
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We also once had smaller pyramid shaped tetra packs as kids witk a kind of ovaltine in it and you needed a straw to drink from it.
My husband says he had those for the school milk when he was a kid, I only remember the small glass bottles with the foil tops that we used to poke the straws through when it was our turn to be milk monitor.
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Old 08.03.2019, 13:54
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oh yes!! Much faffing about. Remember them well.

We also once had smaller pyramid shaped tetra packs as kids witk a kind of ovaltine in it and you needed a straw to drink from it.

Thanks Sandgrounder, had a good trip down memory lane due to your posts yx
They still use the pyramids for coffee milk in South Africa.
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Old 08.03.2019, 14:07
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We also once had smaller pyramid shaped tetra packs as kids witk a kind of ovaltine in it and you needed a straw to drink from it.

We had schoolmilk in those


And the plastic milk bags in the 60-ies, what a mess that was
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We had schoolmilk in those


And the plastic milk bags in the 60-ies, what a mess that was
I remember those milk bags from the late 80s and early 90s!

And they still exist today:

https://produkte.migros.ch/vollmilch-past-beutel

Apparently called "Schlauchmilch" in German..
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Old 08.03.2019, 14:24
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...Apparently called "Schlauchmilch" in German..
Mmmm, doesn't that sound delicious?
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