Leaking Milk Cartons

Is anyone else having trouble with leaking milk cartons? Mostly from Sainsburys, but we also buy some from Booths (North West supermarket) and we've had problems with both. Basically, they leak. Just had to clear up quite a mess from the fridge from the latest one.

I think the cartons are thinner, to save on plastic? Unfortunately, that seems to have made them unfit for purpose. Unless I'm particularly heavy handed with them?

We buy 4 pint cartons (or equivalent).

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  • I’ve had a couple in recent months - one was definitely Asda because I remember it leaked over the checkout so the cashier removed it before I paid. I’m trying to remember to give them a quick turn upside down before I put them in the trolley to see if they leak!
  • HillStreetBlues
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    Mostly but from Aldi and sometime Lidl and don't recall having on that has leaked.
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    Never had a problem, I buy 3 x 6 pint cartons which are stored in the fridge door but never had one leak yet. (I get mine from Asda each week) 
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  • amanda1024
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    I get milk in bottles, rather than cartons, from Sainsbury's and haven't had any issues. 
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    Wyndham said:

    I think the cartons are thinner, to save on plastic?

    Unclear if you mean leaking through the side/base of the plastic carton, or leaking from a failure to seal at the screw-on-cap.

    I've had a few where the foil "seal" has not been right (at the shop) and the screw-on top is not usually watertight anyway (milktight?) so they leak when tipped over in the trolley. Or on the conveyor. They don't get the chance to do it in the fridge -- upright only.

    If you are saying leaking through the side wall -- never happened. Yet. I hope they haven't bowed to eco-pressure to make the containers functionally useless. Yay! Saving the planet! But, wasting milk in the process.
  • irdam
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    I get milk in bottles, rather than cartons, from Sainsbury's and haven't had any issues. 
    Me too. Always prefer the glass
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    edited 8 February at 11:31AM
    mikb said:

    Unclear if you mean leaking through the side/base of the plastic carton, or leaking from a failure to seal at the screw-on-cap.

    I've had a few where the foil "seal" has not been right (at the shop) and the screw-on top is not usually watertight anyway (milktight?) so they leak when tipped over in the trolley. Or on the conveyor. They don't get the chance to do it in the fridge -- upright only.
    I have had a few of these, generally from Asda.  Not had the problem with Tesco.
    Never had a leak through the body though.
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    molerat said:
    Never had a leak through the body though.
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    I’ve had a couple in recent months - one was definitely Asda because I remember it leaked over the checkout so the cashier removed it before I paid. I’m trying to remember to give them a quick turn upside down before I put them in the trolley to see if they leak!
    Same here - but they are leaking from the top cap not the actual bottle itself.  They are placed sideways for delivery and they leak loads.  We got our last bottle free and the delivery man said there were plenty issues with leaking milk bottles since the new white caps started
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