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1950s-1960s – Square Milk Carton Introduced

In the 1950s and 1960s many dairies began to introduce the square paper carton to replace bottles.

The square shape allowed more milk to be carried and displayed in a given space than did the old glass bottles.

The new cartons also reduced the cost of milk for consumers since disposable paper cartons were cheaper than glass bottles.