Despite the "do it yourself" directions on how to make Milk Crate bookcases, furniture and bike carriers, only about five percent of the milk crates that are stolen are taken for personal use.

Pennsylvania dairies spent $6 million on replacement crates in 2006. (Post Gazette Article) 
A single milk crate holds 40 cans of soda or beer. The food service and catering industries are among those who remove milk crates from outside of retail establishments for professional uses, which accounts for approximately 15 percent of annual losses.





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