Milk - but not fresh from the cow

Milk

Click which letter applies to find out your score. The milk we got came in a:

A. Plastic jug.
B. Waxed paper carton.
C. Glass bottle.
D. Box, in the dry powdered form.
E. Our own container, from a farm.
F. Straight from the cow.









A. Give yourself a "C" if your local recycling center accepts this type of plastic. Give yourself a "D" if it does not -- You just bought some unrecyclable trash! Go back to top or find out about possible Bonus Points.








B. Give yourself a "D". This type of container is generally not recyclable, so it ends up clogging the earth in landfills, or polluting the air in smelly trash-burning incinerators! Go back to top or find out about possible Bonus Points.








C. Clear glass is highly recyclable. Give yourself an "A" if the bottle is returnable at the store. Give yourself a "B" if it can be recycled locally. Go back to top or find out about possible Bonus Points.








D. Give yourself a "B". This is a good way to purchase a larger volume of milk with less packaging, because you add your own water at home. Raise your grade to an "A" if your local recycling center also accepts the box (made of what may be called "light cardboard", "kitchen cardboard", "chip board", or "mixed paper.") Go back to top or find out about possible Bonus Points.








E. Very Earth-friendly! Give yourself an "A". Go back to top or find out about possible Bonus Points.








Moo to you!F. Way to go! Give yourself an "A+" and thank the cow. Go back to top or find out about possible Bonus Points.








Bonus Points: Add a plus to your letter grade if you purchased the largest size. Leave your Score alone if you purchased the medium size. Add a minus if you purchased the small size. Take away one letter grade if you purchased the individual serving size -- those little containers make extra trash!
Here's something you can do. Tip: For a single serving you can take with you, use a thermos bottle.
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