Last week, The New York Times reported on a new type of gallon milk jug. These ridged, rectangular-shaped jugs can be stacked on pallets and shrink-wrapped for shipment. No milk crates are needed, so no water or labor is needed for cleaning used crates, and no fuel is required to transport empty crates back to the dairy. These jugs store 4.5 gallons per cubic foot in a standard cooler, 50% more than the 3 gallons allowed by conventional jugs, making shipping and in-store refrigeration more ...

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