Cardboard vs Plastic. What’s best for your milk?

It’s the age old question. Which is a better container for milk? Cardboard or Plastic?

From an environmental perspective, many researchers believe that manufacturing cardboard actually leaves a bigger carbon footprint than plastic.

However, what really matters here is the quality of the milk!

I spent the last few weeks doing my own research, and here are some pros and cons on both types of container.


Cardboard Cartons


Available in smaller sizes, for people who don’t drink as much milk.

Cartons can be designed with more interesting colors and typography.

Easier to put photos of missing children on.


Condensation can leave marks on a wooden table.

Once opened, a classic cardboard milk carton can’t lock in freshness the way a plastic container can. (Counterpoint: Fast milk drinkers will not be bothered by this)




Comes in larger sizes. Like gallons.

Less condensation than cardboard (But still condensation)

Screw-on or pop-off lids keep milk fresher longer


Large sizes not convenient for people who don’t drink a lot of milk. Could lead to spoiling.

Cannot put missing children pictures on plastic containers



What it really comes down to, as you can see, is milk consumption. If you do not drink a lot of milk, cardboard containers might be right for you. But heavy milk drinkers like myself will always benefit from the larger gallon jugs.


206 thoughts on “Cardboard vs Plastic. What’s best for your milk?

  1. K8Done .

    Wow! Thanks Intern 2! It never occurred to me how much a difference there is between the two! One question though: I hear in other countries (i.e. Australia), they have milk bags. How do those compare?

    1. Lindsey Curtis

      Yeah… Canada has milk in bags as well. I don’t live there, but I know some people who do, and they say that’s it’s a lot easier to have it in a bag (particularly when storing it). But if you’ve ever watched the DareMattG where Matt kicks a bag of milk like a football, you would see that they aren’t very durable. They kind of just… explode on impact. So, If you accidentally drop it in your kitchen, I’m pretty sure you’ll have a lot of milk to clean up. :/

  2. Kyla Bacon

    Interesting! You’re totally right, Intern 2! Milk consumption is key for what people will find better. As a person who drinks at least one giant glass of milk a day, jugs are ideal. Also, I’m from Canada and where I am at least, we don’t have milk in bags. I guess it depends on the region of Canada you live in.

  3. Mari Chambers

    I think this is a great article, with even interesting comments! Thanks Intern 2 and can you please post more of this stuff? Cardboard is perfect for me because it’s the better choice for the environment, and I am not a heavy milk drinker. I get my dairy from cheese and ice cream. Also, Intern 2, which is better for the economy? Cardboard or plastic?

  4. Pingback: 한갤론 우유하나 사시면 하나무료 쿠폰 쿠폰 경품타기, Win 1 of 86,000 Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Milk Coupons | Coupon Lady I Am

  5. Pingback: louis vuitton outlet

  6. Pingback:

  7. Pingback:

  8. Pingback: Trackback

  9. Pingback: Trackback

  10. Pingback: Trackback

  11. Pingback: Trackback

  12. Pingback: Hay Day Cheats

  13. Pingback: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City cheats

  14. Pingback: Trackback

  15. Pingback: Trackback

  16. Pingback: Trackback

  17. Pingback: Trackback

  18. Pingback: Trackback

  19. Pingback: Trackback

  20. Pingback: max dr oz garcinia cambogia

  21. Pingback: best testosterone booster

  22. Pingback: her comment is here Phoenix DUI attorneys

  23. Pingback: cantik alami

  24. Pingback: lening bereken

  25. Pingback: Cleaning Supplies

  26. Pingback: garcinia cambogia extract pure side effects

  27. Pingback: Thomson Three Floorplan

  28. Pingback: discount membership

  29. Pingback: adinole byrrus begall

  30. Pingback: paintless dent repair training by

  31. Pingback: paintless dent repair training

  32. Pingback: add my business

  33. Pingback: paintless dent removal training

  34. Pingback: commonwealth condo

  35. Pingback: หางานช่างภาพอิสระ

  36. Pingback: vapor cigarettes safe

  37. Pingback: check this out

  38. Pingback: Love Letters For Him

  39. Pingback: super cool website

  40. Pingback: ozne avenue

  41. Pingback: Trackback

  42. Pingback: garcinia cambogia green coffee together

  43. Pingback: Trackback

  44. Pingback: ogród

  45. Pingback: personal installment loans bad credit

  46. Pingback: electronic cigarette reviews

  47. Pingback: click here

  48. Pingback: Home

  49. Pingback: colon cleanse and garcinia cambogia

  50. Pingback: can u buy garcinia cambogia at gnc

  51. Pingback: natural sleeping pills

  52. Pingback: check out this good article

  53. Pingback: accommodation in vryburg

  54. Pingback: Kansas City sales corporation

  55. Pingback: Soccer IQ

  56. Pingback: 5 star hotels in japan

  57. Pingback: articulo

  58. Pingback: understanding

  59. Pingback: web hosting company

  60. Pingback: where can i find garcinia cambogia

  61. Pingback: weight loss diet for women

  62. Pingback: dr oz diet pills

  63. Pingback: garcinia cambogia benefits

  64. Pingback: dr oz garcinia cambogia guidelines

  65. Pingback: buy diet pills online

  66. Pingback:

  67. Pingback: Business

  68. Pingback: Interior Signs

  69. Pingback: Minneapolis Search Engine Optimization

  70. Pingback: Austin SEO Tips

  71. Pingback: mejores articulos

  72. Pingback: burglar alarm reviews

  73. Pingback: Source

  74. Pingback: house alarm systems

  75. Pingback: article

  76. Pingback: urgence plombier paris

  77. Pingback:

  78. Pingback: garcinia cambogia hca side effects

  79. Pingback: how to reduce cellulite on your thighs

  80. Pingback: paintless dent repair training

  81. Pingback: Trackback

  82. Pingback:

  83. Pingback:

  84. Pingback:

  85. Pingback: skuteczna dieta

  86. Pingback: Mold Removal Sacramento - 888 239 2243

  87. Pingback: vik uslugi Sofia

  88. Pingback: Ma Maison 230 Thread Count Macrame B002C4KR5A

  89. Pingback: Robern CB PLM2430W Pl Series Medicine Cabinet B000TF3GF2

  90. Pingback:

  91. Pingback: antroscopy botheration borotungstate

  92. Pingback: roswell handyman

  93. Pingback: modnaja odezhda

  94. Pingback: onlain magazin alba

  95. Pingback: onlain magazin bashmag

  96. Pingback: on-line magazin boutique ru

  97. Pingback: modnaja odezhda

  98. Pingback: SEO Expert Dallas TX

  99. Pingback: conmanai dgrasdd

  100. Pingback: winbest sharp edition detector barska b009g8mp2i 6469

  101. Pingback: hotpoint rvm1535dmcc over range microwave b00147k0yy 1441

  102. Pingback: warn 11690 standard manual hubs b000182dxi 3140

  103. Pingback: lladro porcelain figurine african american b005wnh6ac 7013

  104. Pingback: 9to5cables ultra toslink optical digital b00f70jo4g 3341

  105. Pingback: where to buy panama hat

  106. Pingback: Пуловер Gregory

  107. Pingback: Рубашка Guess

  108. Pingback: Ремень Replay

  109. Pingback: Джемпер People

  110. Pingback: Рубашка Savage

  111. Pingback: v moskve gde mozhno kupit bra luna 2 311

  112. Pingback: wasserfall terrarium

  113. Pingback: banknotyi sochi 2014

  114. Pingback: Where to buy center

  115. Pingback: Where to buy center

  116. Pingback: Where can i buy

  117. Pingback: Where can i buy

  118. Pingback: Where to buy center

  119. Pingback: shielded waterproof direct ethernet cable b0052m3k3k 2724

  120. Pingback: 800 sff 4770 500gb 4gb b00iqcui4c 3035

  121. Pingback: lenovo 4352h1u s30 desktop b00fe7g6ne 7475

  122. Pingback: repair olevia 242 t11 monitor capacitors b005pt5fii 3825

  123. Pingback: Trackback

  124. Pingback: direct cash loan lenders online

  125. Pingback: account loan payday savings using

  126. Pingback: poor credit installment loans

  127. Pingback: cash no fax

  128. Pingback: no fax instant payday loans

  129. Pingback: same day wire transfer loans

  130. Pingback: direct fast easy payday loans bad credit

  131. Pingback: website

  132. Pingback: click here

  133. Pingback: Trackback

  134. Pingback: Trackback

  135. Pingback: Trackback...

  136. Pingback: mailbox yellow

  137. Pingback: belamcanda apple caramelan

  138. Pingback: Fake Oakley Sunglasses

  139. Pingback: mac cosmetics

  140. Pingback: coach outlet online

  141. Pingback: tory burch black friday sale

  142. Pingback: north face jackets on sale

  143. Pingback: ugg sale outlet

  144. Pingback: burberry black friday 2014

  145. Pingback: guess outlet store

  146. Pingback: uggs on sale

  147. Pingback: mcm bags

  148. Pingback: air jordans

  149. Pingback: discount ugg boots

  150. Pingback: kevin durant shoes

  151. Pingback: nike air max

  152. Pingback: uggs for sale cheap

  153. Pingback: parajumper jackets outlet

  154. Pingback: belstaff jackets

  155. Pingback: coach black friday 2014

  156. Pingback: toms sale

  157. Pingback: michael kors handbags

  158. Pingback: cheap nike shox

  159. Pingback: mbt shoes

  160. Pingback: kd shoes

  161. Pingback: canada goose jackets for sale

  162. Pingback: Sport Blue 6s Online

  163. Pingback: longchamp handbags

  164. Pingback: orthodontic rubber bands

  165. Pingback: uggs outlet stores

  166. Pingback: dansko shoes outlet

  167. Pingback: alviero martini portafoglio uomo

  168. Pingback: Bing is a gread Search Engine

  169. Pingback: Google} is a great Search Engine

  170. Pingback: diesel exhaust fluid

  171. Pingback: biotin

  172. Pingback: abs plastic sheets

  173. Pingback: cozy cove

  174. Pingback: where to buy old school jordans

  175. Pingback: where to buy center

  176. Pingback: where to buy center

  177. Pingback: xlovecam token hack

  178. Pingback: is a great Search Engine

  179. Pingback: Yahoo is a great Search Engine

  180. Pingback: pay day loan

  181. Pingback: Bing is a gread Search Engine

  182. Pingback: Lowest Sale Jansport Equinox Backpack

  183. Pingback: direct faxless no credit check payday loans canada lender

  184. Pingback: addiction treatment services

  185. Pingback: is a great Search Engine

  186. Pingback: Bing is a gread Search Engine

  187. Pingback: is a nice Search Engine

  188. Pingback: is a great Search Engine

  189. Pingback: is a great Search Engine

  190. Pingback: is a nice Search Engine

  191. Pingback: is a great Search Engine

  192. Pingback: is a nice Search Engine

  193. Pingback: Yahoo is a nice Search Engine

  194. Pingback: Yahoo is a great Search Engine

  195. Pingback: Yahoo is a nice Search Engine

  196. Pingback: Bing is a gread Search Engine

Comments are closed.