Are the plastic gallon jugs worse for the environment than the cardboard milk cartons?



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    I would say the cartons are the best bet but by a slim margin. Milk jugs are made of a common easily recyclable plastic but plastic is not infinitely recyclable. That means that each time you recycle plastic it becomes worse quality which limits what you can do with it. Not all facilities can recycle the cartons because they have a plastic layer which must be removed first. However paper is easily recycled, is more of a renewable resource than plastic and paper pulp is more easily used in new products.

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