When I was a kid our milk was delivered in glass bottles that would be returned, washed and reused. My mother thought the milk in waxed cartons at the grocery store must be inferior and wouldn't buy it.
Now most of us in the U.S. no longer have the option of home delivery by milk companies so we all buy it in stores.
I've gotten mine in cartons for years, but recently learned that in my area the milk cartons aren't recyclable. All the ones I and other people put in the recycle containers were simply sorted out and sent to the landfills. However the plastic milk containers are recyclable, so I now buy my milk in those even though they cost slightly more.
Do you know if milk cartons can be recycled in your area?