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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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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, 14:59
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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.

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They sold milk like that in Germany, it was an absolute nightmare.
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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.
That would definitely be a giant mess. Oy!
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Nowadays they are usually screw-top, but again that's plastic.
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Old 06.03.2019, 16:55
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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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Old 06.03.2019, 17:29
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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

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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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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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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

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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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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, 13:07
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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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...Apparently called "Schlauchmilch" in German..
Mmmm, doesn't that sound delicious?
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Aldi take tetrapak for recycling at their stores now.

Had to revive that thread, recently went to recycle my collected tetrapacks (Getränkekartons) at the Aldi here.....apparently they NO LONGER collect them.

Just plastic bottles of all kinds
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Had to revive that thread, recently went to recycle my collected tetrapacks (Getränkekartons) at the Aldi here.....apparently they NO LONGER collect them.

Just plastic bottles of all kinds
Yeah, found that at the one in Murten the other week. Took them to the Aldi in Matran instead as theirs was still working. No idea how long for though. I wonder why they stopped collecting them?
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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

Aldi has stopped collecting Tetra Paks. Depending on your location that might be better or less well marked.


According to Aldi, the scheme worked very well from a technical perspective, however the volume of Tetra Paks collected was much higher than anticipated, and took too much of the capacity of their distribution staff. 70% of the Tetra Paks were from other retailers and they say it would only be feasible if all the retailers operated a similar scheme.


https://www.heutefuermorgen.ch/umwel...jektstopp.html


There are still a few places where you can recycle Tetra Paks: https://www.getraenkekarton.ch/
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Yeah, found that at the one in Murten the other week. Took them to the Aldi in Matran instead as theirs was still working. No idea how long for though. I wonder why they stopped collecting them?
They announced it back in May sometime, they have stopped collecting them in all stores as from the end of June.

It was for a trial period only and they were overwhelmed by the quantities. They were the only retailer to offer the service and it was unsustainable for them to continue in the long term.
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