I love eggs – scrambled, fried, in a quiche – and I use many in baking – waffles, cookies, cakes, and muffins. Needless to say, I buy a lot of eggs! So you may be wondering what those eggs are doing in a plastic bag. Well, it is the same plastic bag I have been REUSING to buy my eggs in for the last few years.
We are lucky here in Dahab. Eggs arrive here in our supermarkets plastic-free! But then the supermarkets give us small plastic bags for carrying the eggs. This doesn’t protect the eggs as much as a cardboard container would. I’m sure we’ve all ended up with cracked or broken eggs in the process of getting them home from the supermarket. We need to take extra care to get our eggs home in one piece. This usually means carrying them by themselves or carefully placing the bag of eggs on top of the other items in your cotton bag. Since customers are expected to bag their own eggs, it is easy to REFUSE the plastic bags provided and use your own, whether that’s a cotton bag or a plastic bag that you are REUSING.
TIP: Bring a reusable container or cotton bag to carry eggs in. Don’t worry about the size of the bag. If all you have is a large cotton bag, use it. Just tie the bag in a knot so the eggs are snug and don’t roll around.
TIP: Reuse the same plastic bag each time you purchase eggs. When you get home, give the bags a rinse if necessary and put them right back in your cotton bag. That way you’ll always have a small plastic bag to REUSE for eggs whenever you are at the supermarket.
Refuse ~ Reduce ~ Reuse ~ Recycle