Abstract

A merchant agent obtains a plastic jug including liquid contents and secures an absorbent material to the cap or rim of the jug using an adhesive material to create a secured plastic jug. The liquid contents of the secured plastic jug may be milk, juice, or other liquid, aqueous solution, colloid solution, beverage, solvent, or chemical. For example, the secured plastic jug comprises a standard jug of milk. The merchant agent may store the secured plastic jug on its side or otherwise ship the secured plastic jug on its side. The merchant agent may ship the secured plastic jug on its side within a cooler with ice or other coolant material. In another example, the merchant agent may store the secured plastic jug on its side within a refrigerator. The secured plastic jug may leak contents of the plastic jug into the absorbent material during storage or shipping; however, the leakage should not penetrate through the adhesive material or otherwise escape to the outside of the secured plastic jug.

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