Hey guys, an interesting thing has happened over in a particular secondary school i'm an alumni of. It's a rather trivial matter, so don't be too serious.
To prevent students from bringing drinks bought from the canteen to their classrooms, the school has implemented a no-caps unwritten-but-enforced policy. When a student purchases the drink, he will be given the drink without the bottle cap on, and is then expected to consume the drink within recess and throw away (I believe recycling isn't on the minds of most secondary school students) the bottles. Failure to comply, or arguing with the vendor would result in disciplinary action.
Personally I feel that they are taking a wrong approach. Firstly, there's no reason why someone can't smuggle in an uncapped bottle into class without the teacher looking. Secondly, germs can easily enter the top of the bottle because it is exposed all the time (not good for those milk-based products). And finally, bottles without caps on is a ticket to more irritated cleaners if people were to accidentally knock the bottle over before totally consuming the product.
My dad is part of a drinks production and distribution company supplying the canteen with drinks, and while he is still out at work, I'd like to find out something. If i am correct, the contract signed between a reseller and manufacturer should state that the products should be sold in whole and not be made different in any way. Would this be a breach in contract?