We share your concern for the environment and the preservation
of natural resources. That is why we offer the choice
of our clear recycled plastic egg carton.
The clear plastic egg carton we use does
not involve the use of virgin materials, but is made from
100% recycled materials. It is made from recycled PETE
plastic, a combination of post-industrial and post-consumer
plastic, such as clear pop bottles, all types of water bottles,
as well as the clear egg carton itself. These pop bottles
are ground into fine pieces of plastic and then melted again
to form plastic sheets that are molded into egg cartons, which
are then also 100% recyclable.
PETE plastic is a popular material to package
food and non-food products because it is inexpensive, lightweight,
resealable, shatter-resistant, and recyclable. It is
commonly used to package soft drinks, water, juices, peanut
butter, salad dressings, and, of course, egg cartons.
Because it is lightweight, durable, and easy to form, it enables
manufacturers to minimize on the material used, the energy
consumed, and the waste generated in production.
PETE plastic is labeled with the #1 recycling
code and is accepted in most municipal recycling programs,
whether it is curbside or a drop-off system.