There are 3.6 billion egg cartons produced in North America annually. Nearly half of these are still made from single-use plastics and polystyrene foam. Only 9% of all plastics are actually recycled, 12% is burned, and 79% of plastics and polystyrene foam sticks around and takes 1,000 years to decompose. 8 million tonnes of plastic, including plastic and polystyrene foam egg cartons, end up in the oceans and get swept out into plastic islands.
Next time you’re out shopping for groceries, make the switch and start purchasing your eggs in recycled egg cartons instead. Moulded fibre packaging is made from post consumer paper like newspaper and office paper. It is 100% recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable.