Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Green Your Groceries, Don't Buy Eggs in Styrofoam

One simple way to help the environment is to stop buying eggs that are packaged in styrofoam. Styrofoam takes up as much as thirty percent of our landfill volume and is a substance that takes a long time to decompose. If your favorite brand of eggs packages their product in styrofoam, consider writing a letter to the company telling them that you will take your business elsewhere until they start packaging in cardboard.

You could take this one step further and stop buying eggs at the grocery store. Many cities have farmer's markets where you can purchase locally grown eggs, lowering the energy used to get the eggs from the hen to your home.

**image courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

1 comment:

  1. Love your blog - thanks for all the wonderful easy to implement ways to live life in a more earth/people friendly way. I'd like to share a blog award with you - please feel free to stop by my blog to "pick" it up and pass it on. Thanks.