Thuy Smith Outreach International
Your egg cartons can be recycled, but they can also be reused. In my community, my local food bank that distributes to various organizations and smaller food banks, collects empty egg cartons. They use them to pack new eggs they recieve in bulk so they can give them out to other organizations who then give them to individual households.
If you live in a condo like I do or an apartment, you can start a monthly collection from your neighbors. Check with your association or apartment manager to see if you could get the word out and start one. I deliver mine at the end of every month. I just dropped off three bags fulls and when I returned I found another dozen dropped off at my door.
One simple way to reuse and help out your local food bank.