We Save Our Egg Cartons…Doesn’t Everyone?

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Ah, the strange things real foodies do.

We have to “organize our milk” when we bring it all home at once from the farm (6 half gallon bottles require some fridge rearranging!).

We have “our farmer” perhaps.

And we save a lot of things that other people throw away.

Our family can go through 2-4 dozen eggs a week, easy. We never toss or recycle an egg carton.

I’ve been collecting ideas for what to DO with those egg cartons for a while now and shared them at this week’s Green Your Way post. If you know me, you know that these are all going to be quite practical, very simple to make happen, and not super crafty. I’m no Pinterest board…just someone trying to make it through the week and take care of the earth, her family, and her budget.

I hope there’s at least one (maybe more!) that you’ve never thought of before, so if you’re an egg eater, head on over to check out 7 Things to Do With Egg Cartons.

How to Reuse an Egg Carton - Eggs from the Farmer

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6 Bites of Conversation So Far

  1. Judy Stewart says

    I buy eggs from a neighbor so I save cartons for her.

    I also save egg shells. I crush them when they dry and out them in my garden.

  2. says

    I don’t have the same amount of eggs as you but yes I struggle with what to do with the egg cartons. Many of them have come in handy in school but the rest just get recycled. We have used a few to collect eggs from local farmers.

  3. BeccaM says

    I’ll take your egg cartons here :-) Our hens and ducks lay 10 – 12 eggs a day!

    I also get friends and family to save gallon plastic milk jugs to use when tapping our trees for maple syrup this spring.

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