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Milk in plastic bottles only?

Hello,

Migros and Coop close to me only sell milk in plastic bottles.

Is there any place that sells it in cardboard cartons or glass bottles?

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Old 05.03.2019, 21:29
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Hello,

Migros and Coop close to me only sell milk in plastic bottles.

Is there any place that sells it in cardboard cartons or glass bottles?

Thanks
Now that you mention it I realize I haven't seen it in tetrapack for a long time. Except UHT milk.
Farmy offers full milk in tetra.

By the way, those white plastic bottles you can return and they get recycled, the tetra pak not.
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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

I can't even think of a supermarket that does not have cardboard packs. (assuming tetra packs are included in this)
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Old 05.03.2019, 22:38
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I can't even think of a supermarket that does not have cardboard packs. (assuming tetra packs are included in this)
Yeah, I thought I had a tetra from Coop the other week. I remember stalling a moment, finding it weird to throw it into the normal trash.
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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

Aldi and Lidl both have recyclable cardboard containers for their milk.
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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

Still a tetra pack for Bio Coop milk in Zurich. We buy it several times a week.
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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

Afaik, tetrapacks can not be recycled due to the alu and plastic lining inside them. I buy milk in plastic bottles and bring them back empty & crushed to the respective recycling bin in the stores.

The most ecological way would be, to purchase a 'Milchkesseli' (Google it ) and get your milk fresh from a farmer shop.
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Afaik, tetrapacks can not be recycled due to the alu and plastic lining inside them. I buy milk in plastic bottles and bring them back empty & crushed to the respective recycling bin in the stores.

The most ecological way would be, to purchase a 'Milchkesseli' (Google it ) and get your milk fresh from a farmer shop.
Slightly OT but do I remember correctly that farmers used to drop off milk in the Milchkästli at each house and that's why it's called a Milchkästli instead of a mailbox?
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Slightly OT but do I remember correctly that farmers used to drop off milk in the Milchkästli at each house and that's why it's called a Milchkästli instead of a mailbox?
Nope, not the farmer, but the milkman, at least where I grew up. We had a 'Milchbüechli', a small carnet (notebook) with pre-printed pages where you put in how much of what you wanted. Or it was a plain carnet, in which you wrote what you required. This was put in the Milchkästli and the "Milchma" then in the early morning hours came from house to house. Collected those carnets, and put the orders together from his car ( alike a British Milkfloat) at the end of the month you put the money you owed in an enveloppe together with your order.

Btw, there's a saying here, when one drives a car wuite not, ehhhmm, to standard...... "Dä het dr Uuswys o mit em Milchbüechli gmacht!"
Meaning, he ordered and paid for the licence,w/o driving lessons.
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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

If you have a large recycling center nearby, they might take tetra packs.

Then there's this....plug in your post code and find places that will recycle.

https://www.getraenkekarton.ch/sammlung/
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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

OP, as your location is the Netherlands, can't help you.
I do know however that any Coop or Migros I go to regularly here always have Tetra-paks.
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I can't even think of a supermarket that does not have cardboard packs. (assuming tetra packs are included in this)
Some smaller branches of Migros and Coop only have those white plastic bottles, and Volg often only has them, too. I used to prefer the plastic bottles but since we got a new fridge they are too clunky to fit in the door without damaging that plastic strip so I get the tetra packs.

Maybe I need to get a life...
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Old 06.03.2019, 10:35
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they are too clunky to fit in the door without damaging that plastic strip so I get the tetra packs.

Maybe I need to get a life...
Indeed. Why would you worry about the plastic strip on the milk bottle?
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Indeed. Why would you worry about the plastic strip on the milk bottle?
No, I mean that plastic strip on the shelf of the fridge door. The ridged design of the fatter plastic bottle damaged it with all the inning and outing of the bottle.

I should probably have taken this over to the FWP thread...
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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

As posted, Denner and Coop that I know of use Tetra packs.

Our local recycling centre has taken Tetra packs for over a year now.
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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

Are you sure you are looking in the right area?

The supermarkets around here have two clear distinct areas for milk - the fridge, where you find milk mostly in plastic bottles; and the pilled up tetrapacks, usually next to the eggs and other non refrigerated goods.
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Afaik, tetrapacks can not be recycled due to the alu and plastic lining inside them.
If recycling means separating and restoring all materials to its original state to be re-used for the same goal you are fully correct.

If recycling means that all materials can be re-used you are incorrect. (afaik this is the official meaning)

The paper can be recycled to office paper for example, and the plastic/aluminium is a compound which is used as building material and in the cement industry. This happens a lot but not to all tetra packs, I for example throw them in the normal bin since they are not collected here.
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If recycling means separating and restoring all materials to its original state to be re-used for the same goal you are fully correct.

If recycling means that all materials can be re-used you are incorrect. (afaik this is the official meaning)

The paper can be recycled to office paper for example, and the plastic/aluminium is a compound which is used as building material and in the cement industry. This happens a lot but not to all tetra packs, I for example throw them in the normal bin since they are not collected here.



I meant that the tetrapacks can't be put into the cardboard/newspaper recycling, nor did I know (until edot postet the link after my post) that you can indeed bring them to a recycling point.
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Re: Milk in plastic bottles only?

I used to buy milk from a milk automat. Fantastic taste, you could see the cows, cheaper too. If there is one near you it is worth checking out. Sadly they are not so popular these days. You bring your own containers so can fill what you like. Metal, re used tetrapacks etc.

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Afaik, tetrapacks can not be recycled due to the alu and plastic lining inside them. I buy milk in plastic bottles and bring them back empty & crushed to the respective recycling bin in the stores.

The most ecological way would be, to purchase a 'Milchkesseli' (Google it ) and get your milk fresh from a farmer shop.
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.
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