WHICH WILL YOU CHOOSE?

PLASTIC & POLYSTYRENE FOAM WASTE

VS.

100% RECYCLABLE MOULDED FIBRE

Plastic Egg Carton

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MY MOULDED
FIBRE HOME

STURDY & PROTECTIVE

Unlike plastic and polystyrene foam, my moulded fibre home is very sturdy and protects me when you carry me home from the supermarket.

100% RECYCLED
MATERIALS

Moulded fibre is beneficial. Moulded fibre packaging is made from 100% recycled materials, including newspapers and magazines.

SMARTER DECISION

When you purchase eggs, and other foods, in moulded fibre packaging, this can have benefits to the environment and yourself.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY MOULDED FIBRE HOME?

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100% BIODEGRADABLE COMPOSTABLE RECYCLABLE

This means that all moulded fibre returns to the ecological cycle. It can be reused, recycled, composted or incinerated with energy recovery, which are sustainable ways of disposal.

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PEACE OF MIND

When I leave my home, I have peace-of-mind knowing that it’s going right back to the egg carton producer to make another home for my egg brothers and sisters.

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Drive The Change!

WHICH WILL YOU CHOOSE?

PLASTIC & POLYSTYRENE FOAM WASTE

VS.

100% RECYCLABLE MOULDED FIBRE

Plastic Egg Carton

Hi, I'm Eggbert!
Move the slider back and forth to learn more about moulded fibre egg cartons!

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MY PLASTIC & POLYSTYRENE FOAM HOME

360 MILLION

tons of plastic and polystyrene foam are produced each year. 40% is used for packaging and most are single-use plastic.

PLASTIC & POLYSTYRENE FOAM PRODUCTION X2

It is expected that plastic and polystyrene foam production will continue to increase, likely doubling by 2025.

3.6 BILLION

egg cartons produced each year in North America, and approximately half of them are still made from plastic and polystyrene foam.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY PLASTIC & POLYSTYRENE FOAM HOME?

NOT RECYCLED

Only 9% of plastic and polystyrene foam is recycled and 12% is burned.


LANDFILLS

79% of plastic and polystyrene foam sticks around in landfills and takes 1,000 years to decompose.

PLASTIC ISLANDS

8 million tons of plastic, including plastic and polystyrene foam egg cartons end up in the oceans and get swept out into plastic islands.

MICRO PLASTICS

Fish, which are caught by fisherman, eat microplastics. You end up eating your own plastic and polystyrene foam trash.

Frowning Egg

When I leave my home, I feel hopeless knowing that my carton is harming 1,400 marine species and being consumed by the fish you eat through microplastics.

Happy egg

You Have A Choice!

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

IN YOUR COMMUNITY

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BECOME AN EGG-TIVIST

Become an Egg-tivist and contact your local supermarket or favourite egg brands. Help them learn more about the environmental and cost benefits of moulded fibre.

SAMPLE LETTER
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SEND A LETTER

Send a letter to the editor at your local or national newspaper and others to drive awareness benefits of moulded fibre packaging.

SAMPLE LETTER

ONLINE

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USE YOUR NETWORK

Share the impacts of single-use plastic and the benefits of purchasing moulded fibre on your social media profiles.

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EMAIL

Email your local supermarket or favourite egg brands. Let them know the benefits of moulded fibre packaging over plastic and polystyrene foam packaging.

SAMPLE EMAIL

HOME

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SHOPPING

When shopping for eggs and other foods, choose moulded fibre or reusable packaging over plastic and polystyrene foam packaging.

SHOPPING LIST

MAKE OTHER SIMPLE SWAPS

Discover other ways to reduce your plastic and polystyrene foam footprint at home.

  • Choose reusable produce bags and cloth shopping bags
  • Use reusable wool dryer balls instead of dryer sheets
  • Shop at thrift and vintage stores, have clothing swaps with friends, wash, alter, and reimagine your wardrobe before shopping for more.
  • Pack litter-less lunches
  • Use reusable glass water bottles, cutlery, and food storage containers
  • Use a travel coffee mug instead of to-go coffee cups
  • Refuse beverage lids
  • Do not use single-use coffee pods; brew a pot of coffee
  • Don't purchase balloons, use eco-friendly decorations instead (recycled paper)
  • Go straw-free
  • Compost your food and food scraps

Take the Pledge!

Reduce your plastic and polystyrene foam footprint in 2021. Commit to switching to moulded-fibre packaging.

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