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#391133 - 25th Feb 2010 12:06pm Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's
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Sainsbury's is to start selling milk in a bag in all of its supermarkets in an attempt to cut down on plastic packaging.

Instead of picking up their milk in a plastic bottle, customers will be encouraged to pop a bag of the liquid into their trolley.

Using 75 per cent less packaging, the bags cost slightly less than the bottles. A two pint milk bag the only size available costs 80p, compared with 86p for the same size bottle.


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#391136 - 25th Feb 2010 12:09pm Re: Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's [Re: StuyMac]
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wont the bag be prone to bursting in the trolley ? from sharp edges of say the supernoodles packets and other stuff ?
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#391140 - 25th Feb 2010 12:11pm Re: Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's [Re: Rickie_Robbo]
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Im pretty sure the bags will be as robust, if not more so, than the plastic bottles.

Im sure I remember having milk in bags before though, maybe 15-20 years ago think
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#391142 - 25th Feb 2010 12:19pm Re: Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's [Re: StuyMac]
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Bore you with this
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#391144 - 25th Feb 2010 12:23pm Re: Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's [Re: bert1]
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Milk Jugs think raftl

...seriously though, I remember milk in a bag and using a jug in that manner to pour it...
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#391148 - 25th Feb 2010 12:27pm Re: Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's [Re: StuyMac]
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Milk is better in a bottle, and i thought the idea was to rid the planet of plastic bags or were doomed. shocked
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#391151 - 25th Feb 2010 12:28pm Re: Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's [Re: StuyMac]
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didnt know u were canadian stuy lad. lol
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#391192 - 25th Feb 2010 1:20pm Re: Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's [Re: StuyMac]
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Milk Jugs think raftl

...seriously though, I remember milk in a bag and using a jug in that manner to pour it...


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#391209 - 25th Feb 2010 1:39pm Re: Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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Having always had a milk man deliver i don't recall milk in plastic bags, however, a piece of useless information, there was a milk bottle shortage around 1940-41, questions were raised in government, was there another bottle shortage that made them use plastic bags since.
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#391217 - 25th Feb 2010 2:11pm Re: Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's [Re: bert1]
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Its odd, its all to do with recycling.

When we had milk delivered, the packaging was alwaysrecycled!

Out of interest, how much is a pint of milk when its delivered?
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#391280 - 25th Feb 2010 5:46pm Re: Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's [Re: StuyMac]
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off our milkman, it works out 58p a pint.
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#391366 - 26th Feb 2010 12:38am Re: Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's [Re: bert1]
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not too bad then Bert, I mainly buy Gold Top but also Tesco Organic Whole if im a bit skint and thats similar price to 58p a pint, two pints are about 1 odd. The milkman wouldnt deliver to me because im in flats, if I had a house, at that price, I would probably consider it to show support for the local milkmen who are struggling more and more.

Milk in bags has been available in many other countries for years, I watched a Tonight recycling programme last year and they were saying about it coming soon, but they did mention many drawbacks, both enviromentally and practicality wise. Personally I will be sticking to cartons.

Interestingly, a bag of milk should be cheaper to produce the packaging by a couple of pence, I bet the retail prices dont reflect this - as always, its an increase profit excercise portrayed as being an enviromental scheme.

If they really care about the enviroment, why do all their products have so much packaging, why do they have open fridges and freezers, and why don't they turn the air-con and lighting down a touch?

One thing I have always wondered with milk, is why watered down milk (ie. skimmed and semi-skimmed) is always the same price as whole milk... if I were in a bar and ordered a whisky, knowing it had been watered down, I wouldnt expect to pay the same price.

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#391368 - 26th Feb 2010 12:47am Re: Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's [Re: MattLFC]
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The only milk you could get in the corner shops of the north of Scotland were in those bags decades ago. I remember fondly fondling the bags on my way home from the shops-just had to remember not to turn the whole stuff into curds lol

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#391380 - 26th Feb 2010 1:23am Re: Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's [Re: bobi1]
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That explains a lot to be honest.

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#391385 - 26th Feb 2010 1:28am Re: Milk in a bag at Sainsbury's [Re: bobi1]
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