The screw-cap gable top
(what a mouthful!)
Designed to save space on palettes, to maximize on-carton branding space, and to reduce bottle-cleaning responsibility.
Exists for families (mostly with children) and individuals who like to drink milk, juice, and other perishable beverages.
The percentage of milk containers on the market* that are constructed from PLE-impregnated paperboard.
*as of 1990, other reports indicate this has shrunk slightly
Source: Life Cycle Design of Milk & Juice Packaging, Keoleian et al. 1996
The amount of carton material that ends up actually being recycled, primarily due to impregnation of PLE into paperboard. It is difficult to separate and properly recycle.
How many years it takes for an average PLE-coated paperboard carton to biodegrade after being placed in a landfill instead of being recycled.
Taking inspiration from modern coffee bean bags, OriCarton is a fully recyclable alternative that saves space in both landfills and your fridge!
How it works:
Our milk carton imitates the roll-top quality of coffee bean bags while incorporating a flexible plastic skeleton for rigidity and a fully-recyclable plastic design with potential for bioplastic replacement for increased sustainability.
Fewer non recycled cartons, less paper/plastic waste in landfills, less particulate matter in environment
A design that increases ease of use, decreases product waste, and allows for the packaging to reflect the actual level of product remaining in the container while saving space in the fridge.
Inner plastic: hydrophobic
Outer plastic: hydrophilic
Opportunities for bioplastics or alternative biodegradable materials
Structural high-density silicone “skeleton” cage for rigidity & support
Closure tab is wire enclosed in plastic
More recyclable, less landfill waste
If bioplastics used, could be compostable.
Roll-top design saves space and reflects the amount of milk left in the carton!