We are lucky that we can get milk in returnable glass bottles. If you drink milk, check your local natural foods store or Whole Foods to see if they carry it. Some places even still have milk delivery (not by us, sadly :( ).
Getting returnable glass bottles is great because:
- Plastic is not coming in contact with your food
- You are not throwing away a plastic container
- More resources aren't being used to recycle the glass container
If you are not a cow's milk person, or you can't find glass bottled milk near you and are willing to try something different, you can try making your own nut milk. Litterless has simple instructions here.
If you aren't familiar with Plastic Free July, take a look at this post. Basically, it's a month-long challenge to reduce the amount of disposable plastic you use. It's a great starting point if you just want to give cutting out disposable plastic a try.
My first Plastic Free July was in 2013(!), and this month I'd like to highlight some of the things I do to reduce my plastic use, and some struggles. Many things are part of my routine at this point (buying in bulk, refusing plastic silverware, etc.), but I am not perfect, and I always find this challenge to be a good time to refocus and look at what trash I am actually producing.