Where Did Paper Egg Cartons Go?

File this under “when news finally hits home.” Or: Have you wondered where the paper egg cartons went? We picked up a dozen yesterday and were surprised to see them in nasty Styrofoam packaging. And more surprised when the woman selling them pointed to a sign on the table explaining that the factory that makes the more Greenmarket-suitable ones had burned down, so our producer had to revert to using the nasty for the time being. Given that this was the second FarmWorld fire recently (the other devastated Cayuga Pure Organics), I naturally came home and Googled, assuming this was just a New York problem. Turns out it was a manufacturer in Georgia that went up in flames, apparently from spontaneous combution, and the shortage is rippling around the country. But consider this new media: The best account of what was going on could be found at the blog the great supermarket chain Wegmans publishes. Which also points out that despite my esthetic issues, Styrofoam and (recycled) paper are a wash environmentally.

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