Future of Milk Packaging: Milk Pouch + JUGIT Container

Future of Milk Packaging: Milk Pouch + JUGIT Container

Trent Johnson
Aug 11, 2008

We've seen the square milk jugs which are supposed to improve delivery efficiency but they will still fill up your recycling bin. Dayless Organic Milk comes in a calcium carbonate bag and sounds delightful but looks hard to pour ... Enter JUGIT containers.

For those without a local dairy, from which you can purchase milk in reusable glass bottles, milk pouches might be the least waste producing way to purchase milk. JUGIT container makes using milk pouches easy and convenient.

JUGIT was co-developed by UK based Dairy Crest dairy foods company and Sainsburgy supermarkets. The reusable jug, manufactured by RPC Market Rasen, was specially designed for milk pouches. Simply insert the unopened pouch into JUGIT, and a plastic spike opens the pouch upon closure of the lid. The pouches require only 25% of the plastic found in the equivalent size of container. The only thing that needs to be cleaned between refills is the spike (and two are included for instant refills!).

While this may not be as green as the calcium carbonate bag used by Dayless, a 75% reduction in waste is admirable. Creating earth friendly products that require little change on part of the consumer most certainly will increase adoption rates, and JUGIT does just that; turning milk pouches into something that behaves like a normal jug. Let's just hope they offer hormone free and/or organic milk in their pouches, and bring them to the U.S. in the near future.

Via SustainableIsGood

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