Dairy farms are bad from the climate-change point of view, but I’ve always loved visiting them. (Working at them, with those 6 a.m. milkings, might be another matter.)
So I jumped at the chance to write about Contoocook Creamery, which unusually for small New Hampshire dairies bottles its own milk. Unfortunately, it has begun selling gallons in plastic as well as glass because the market just isn’t there for returnables, especially in the COVID era where nobody wants to handle things you touched.
The story from Sunday’s Monitor is here. (The link was wrong – I fixed it … twice)
G^2 – the link is wrong (but to another geeky and very cool thing!).
oops … I fixed it!
Why not cardboard cartons?
My guess is that it would require a huge rework of their packaging machinery, as compared to switching from glass bottles to plastic bottles which just required changing the capping mechanism and adding labels. Also, those wax-paper cartons are not at all recyclable or compostable; they’re not much better than plastic.
Link is STILL wrong (-:
Try it now … WordPress hiccuped on me yesterday and I didn’t go back to check that the change had held; my error.