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Market Udders

Dairy to be Different
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Bigger supermarkets have bottled water machines where you bring in your old containers and fill them up for x dollars a litre. While it would be slightly difficult to impliment, I think it would be hugely entertaining to construct the same kind of device in the dairy section, and fill it with milk. In addition, the machine is outfitted with artificial cow udders, so consumers can squeeze the teats until they fill up their container. (There's also a conventional tap, if you desire efficiency).

Aside from the entertainment value, reusing store-distributed containers would cut down on the amount of packaging, especially important, because dairy containers aren't recycled.

Cuit_au_Four, Jan 09 2007

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       My grandma would have hours of fun with that.
Wingmaster, Jan 09 2007
  

       /because dairy containers aren't recycled/   

       Why not? Here they are made of HDPE, and are recycled with gay abandon.
Texticle, Jan 09 2007
  

       Just need to address the health issues. For example, all milkers would need to wear gloves and there might be precautions about reusing bottles. Perhaps everyone uses a standard bottle and trades in their dirty one for a new one that's guaranteed to be clean and safe.
waghdude, Jan 09 2007
  

       This is basically the same format as the carry-out beer container system (but with udders instead of hand-pumps). No worse for that. +
angel, Jan 09 2007
  

       /female cow/   

       They all are.   

       Gender non-specific singular: Cattlebeast.
Texticle, Jan 09 2007
  

       You might be talking bull, but I'm not sure.
imaginality, Jan 10 2007
  

       At least in the U.S., it's common for institutions to serve milk which is purchased in large bags and served via gravity-feed dispensers. The bags have projections that project like a snout. These are threaded through a holder and are normally pressed tightly shut by a fairly large weight on a lever. After the snout is threaded through the holder and pinched shut, the end is cut off. Once that is done, lifting the weight will allow milk to flow through the snout. Releasing the weight will shut off the milk. An interesting feature of these dispensers is that the milk never comes in contact with anything other than the disposable bag in which it is supplied, thus easy cleaning and avoiding contamination.
supercat, Jan 10 2007
  

       Phlish, I suppose you also only eat fishfingers and other overprocessed meats?   

       I'm sorry, but I think it's good to be reminded where your food comes from.
Trickytracks, Jan 10 2007
  

       <HHGG>Squeezed from a cow?</HHGG>
angel, Jan 10 2007
  
      
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