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  Reply # 785483 22-Mar-2013 15:08
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brad_p: For some reason I can't seem to get past the fact that there will be no way of knowing how much milk is left without picking it up :-S

I think I'll have to start moving to home brand milk.


It's the same mil. 

You would think they would have a window slot down the side of the bottle.

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  Reply # 785510 22-Mar-2013 15:36
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What a bunch of whiney little babies LOL I get my milk directly from the farmer and have none of these problems Laughing

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 785532 22-Mar-2013 16:21
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zANavAShi: What a bunch of whiney little babies LOL I get my milk directly from the farmer and have none of these problems Laughing


You mean have your own Cow like in Fringe??
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mattwnz: It's the same mil. 

You would think they would have a window slot down the side of the bottle.


Guess it would defeat the point of have a bottle that doesn't allow light in?





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  Reply # 785595 22-Mar-2013 17:53
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I always preferred the cartons - the milk definitely tasted better. I buy 3l supermarket brands for the price. especially right now as i'm drinking a ton of milk for the protein and have a couple of young kids who go through a truckload too....

I particularly dislike milk purchased from outlets that have fridges with doors - the milk often tastes worse its not kept as cold with the door opening and closing all the time. I would go to a service station with a 'doorless' fridge rather than one which has a fridge with door. the doorless ones are much better!




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  Reply # 785615 22-Mar-2013 18:30
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We trialed these new bottles as part of a survey/focus group last year (free milk for a month :D) and they work fine, is a bit weird not being able to see through them but after a couple of days the "problem" disappears

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  Reply # 785697 22-Mar-2013 21:27
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jaymz:  Currently it takes up to 3 days for milk to get from the plant to the shop shelves.


Where in NZ is that?
It was picked up from the plant (8pm) Sorted... I used to pick it up (1-2am) deliver for distribution (5am) and it would be sorted and go to supermarkets that day (2 runs to most supermarkets). Less than 24hrs there.

Other trucks would arrive from main DC at 6am and 11am for second runs to bigger supermarkets.

This was wellington region.

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c3rn:
mattwnz: It's the same mil. 

You would think they would have a window slot down the side of the bottle.


Guess it would defeat the point of have a bottle that doesn't allow light in?




No, not if it is a removable adhesive strip to cover it. My copyrighted idea I previously posted. Once you have it home and in the fridge it doesn't matter that it has a clear strip. 

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  Reply # 785737 22-Mar-2013 23:51
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c3rn: Article here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/8454933/New-milk-bottles-on-the-way

Surely you would need to be quite a milk connoisseur in order to taste any difference.

I think the negative of not seeing how much milk is left would outweigh any benefits!


Not interested in plastic containers of any kind. 

Glass, please....or GTFO.

It's a disgrace that NZ didn't mandate returnable containers with a deposit 50 years ago...and the disgrace is repeated every day since. 






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Linuxluver: Not interested in plastic containers of any kind. 

Glass, please....or GTFO.

It's a disgrace that NZ didn't mandate returnable containers with a deposit 50 years ago...and the disgrace is repeated every day since.


Amen to that brother!

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Linuxluver: 

It's a disgrace that NZ didn't mandate returnable containers with a deposit 50 years ago...and the disgrace is repeated every day since. 




I think we will find that something like that may happen in the future, as we have to adopt more environmentally friendly practices. If fonterra really wanted a break though container of note for their own brand, they could have invented something  out of recyclable ceramic. Glass is the most healthy way to store milk too, as there is no risk of anything leaching out  into the milk. My local council has recently stopped providing recycling as part of the rates, so some councils are going backwards . Manufacturers should be required to collect and recycle all of their packaging.



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mattwnz: 
No, not if it is a removable adhesive strip to cover it. My copyrighted idea I previously posted. Once you have it home and in the fridge it doesn't matter that it has a clear strip. 


Would you remove the strip when you got home with the new bottle of milk or when you wanted to check the milk level?





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mattwnz:
Linuxluver: 

It's a disgrace that NZ didn't mandate returnable containers with a deposit 50 years ago...and the disgrace is repeated every day since. 




I think we will find that something like that may happen in the future, as we have to adopt more environmentally friendly practices. If fonterra really wanted a break though container of note for their own brand, they could have invented something  out of recyclable ceramic. Glass is the most healthy way to store milk too, as there is no risk of anything leaching out  into the milk. My local council has recently stopped providing recycling as part of the rates, so some councils are going backwards . Manufacturers should be required to collect and recycle all of their packaging.


We used to have milk in glass bottles for 2 cents / 600mls. 

Then the supermarkets got into the act...and killed it off. They use plastic (imported, last I heard) containers and where they end up is anyone's guess. Most likely landfills...

Where I grew up (Ontario, Canada) - 50 years ago - there was a 2c deposit on small glass soft drink bottles and a 5c deposit on the big ones. It was possible to make 10 or 20 cents on the way to school in the morning as hoons and loons will always throw their stuff away even if it's worth money.  In those days a chocolate bar was 10c.....so 20c was serious cash in the hands of an 8yo. 

Deposits on bottles made kids moving to and from school a defacto wave of hundreds of cleaners in any neighbourhood. 






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Linuxluver: They use plastic (imported, last I heard) containers and where they end up is anyone's guess. Most likely landfills...


The bottles are made here in NZ (albeit with imported virgin resin) the process and company are as environmental as they can be within the given regulations

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  Reply # 785811 23-Mar-2013 10:41
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refillable glass will never work now there is no home delivery to take emptys away. Trucking emptys back is a logistics nightmare and waste of fuel.
Recycling glass is prettymuch needless since its just sand. Can be downcycled to roading etc but its heavy to transport.




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