Egg boxes are made out of cardboard and can therefore be recycled. Egg boxes, kitchen towels and toilet rolls can also be home composted.
Are egg boxes recyclable?
Cardboard egg boxes are widely recycled in household recycling schemes, but check with your council first as some have special collection schemes for cardboard.
Can I recycle plastic egg boxes?
They can be recycled as they’re made from PET, the same plastic that is used to make plastic bottles. Just make sure they are clean and not contaminated, which can make them harder to recycle.
How do you dispose of egg cartons?
Paper egg cartons are made from molded pulp which is a mix of recycled papers, cardboard and other materials.
Egg Cartons – Recycle or Reuse or Trash
- Paper cartons go in the Recycling cart.
- Styrofoam cartons go in the Trash Cart.
- Clear plastic cartons go in the Recycling cart.
Why are egg cartons not recyclable?
Paper egg cartons are recyclable! To recycle your egg cartons, make sure they are clean and dry. If you place eggs back in the carton after cracking them, the carton is no longer recyclable due to the food residue. Food residue will contaminate the recycling process.
Which bin do egg boxes go in?
Egg cartons are made from recycled, low grade paper and cardboard which is great for composting. Recycled paper and cardboard is pulped and moulded to form egg cartons. Egg cartons help to absorb moisture and smells in the green bin.
Why are Tesco using plastic egg boxes?
The packaging was changed to plastic due to the high demand on packaging suppliers during the pandemic. “Using plastic packaging means we can continue to provide our customers with a consistent supply of eggs. The packaging change is only temporary and it’s still 100% recyclable. Thanks.”
Are Styrofoam egg containers recyclable?
Although you may think it’s recyclable because of the chasing arrows symbol, the truth is, with some exceptions, those foam egg cartons, meat trays, peanuts, or any other type of EPS are not recyclable in your curbside recycling cart.