Glass Milk Bottles

I recently read Garbology by Edward Humes. The book is fascinating and terrifying at the same time. I had no idea the amount and type of trash America is storing in the ground.

One of the hardest sections to read was the one about plastic. Plastic bags, plastics particles, plastic junk. PLASTIC!! I've waged a little war against plastic since reading the book.

One way I've fought back against plastic is my choice to buy milk in glass bottles.

Did you know that there was a time in life when milk only came in glass bottles???!! Despite me knowing that milk only came in glass bottles for a long, long time, I was still afraid to buy them.

Why? Well, what if I drop the bottle and it shatters??! What if I forget to bring it back to the store to get my deposit? What if ..... hmmm..... Maybe the only other reason I didn't buy milk in a glass bottle was because it was different than what I normally bought.

I decided my aversion to change was not enough to keep me from buying milk in a glass bottle to help save the world from plastic! Now, you will find glass milk jugs in my refrigerator!!!

And, do you know what? I've dropped one, and it didn't shatter! I've always gotten back my deposit on the bottle! I feel happier I'm not buying plastic! And, what makes me happiest of all, the milk tastes better!

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