Monday, February 20, 2012

Sustainable Living 15

Winter came yesterday.  Our first real snow of the season, taken just before the sun set:
Today I continue my sustainable living series.  Sustainable living for me encompasses a number of things.  Among them are reducing my waste stream, avoiding plastics, and supporting local food.  So I was excited to discover this:
This milk comes from a Virginia dairy and is bottled in glass, thus fulfilling my desire to reduce waste, especially plastic, and support local farmers.  The store that carriers this milk requires a $2 deposit for the bottle, which you bring back the next time you visit the store.  Then you either buy another bottle of milk for the regular price or return the bottle for your deposit money.  I just love that I will no longer be dealing with plastic milk cartons or even the plastic-coated cardboard ones.  There is a plastic lid but that is far better than an entire plastic carton - plus I will save the lid to recycle at a source I have discovered.  Not perfect but about as good as I can get without buying my own cow.


Shona~ LALA dex press said...

What a find!

We got sleet, but it was the perfect day to stay inside and have a "Friday Night Lights" s4 marathon and drink coffee.

Deanna said...

Oh, how I wish we had a source like that. We aren't big milk drinkers - just use it on cereal, in coffee/tea and in cooking - so we use perhaps (2) 1/2 gallon cartons per week but it would be nice to eliminate even that.