Is soy milk in non-recyclable containers better than regular milk in recyclable jugs?
My roommate is a vegan for the purpose of saving the planet (good for her). However, I wonder if the soy milk containers (which actually make up more than 50% of the trash I take out of our apartment) negate the beneficial environmental effects of not drinking milk, since these containers go to landfills. She goes through a lot of soy milk because she makes soy yogurt, but if she would drink milk it would be much less packaging since it comes in gallon jugs. Your thoughts? If possible, provide statistics.