• The packaging of milk has largely been a tale dominated by plastic.
  • While pasteurised milk sealed in polyethylene pouches is still the mainstay of the doorstep delivery of milk at most homes across the country, consumers, especially in urban areas, have increasingly warmed to milk in cartons made using aseptic packaging technology, commonly referred to by consumers as Tetra Pak, which help preserve the milk for a longer duration.
  • The cartons made using aseptic packaging technology involve multiple layers of plastic, paper as well as aluminium — a food industry standard — for preserving edible products.
  • And the trouble with aluminium is that once it is bound to layers of packaging, it becomes hard to peel apart and recycle.