With Earth Day upon us, we thought we would share a little bit about the commitment of Another Broken Egg Cafe® to the environment and sustainability. Earth Day is an annual opportunity to bring awareness to sustainability efforts and how we can make changes to lessen our footprint on the planet. We hope by continuing this discussion, we can not only affect our impact on the environment, but also inspire others to do the same.
At Another Broken Egg Cafe, we take sustainability in food sourcing and packaging very seriously. We understand that as a company, it is our duty to make changes and constantly strive to be more environmentally friendly. Knowing this, we have made a commitment over the years to lessen our footprint while also keeping high-quality food and packaging for our guests.
Sustainability is one of the most important and well-known terms when discussing eco-friendly practices. If you are acting in a sustainable way, your actions will have a less-negative effect on the environment. That is why we put sustainability first when it comes to our packaging and seafood sourcing.
The products that we use for our to-go boxes and single-use cutlery and straws come from the company ECO Products®. These items are sustainably made from renewable resources and are compostable at commercial compost facilities.
Not only do we care about the single-use products we are sending out the door with our guests, but also what we are serving in our cafe. The Honest Kid’s® juice we serve has a How2Recycle label, designed to comply with the Federal Trade Commission's Guidelines for Environmental Marketing Claims.
The cartons of Horizon® Organic Milk we serve are made with TetraBrik technology which uses paperboard and sugarcane, two renewable resources, to create cartons that keep milk fresh for up to 7 months without refrigeration. The sustainability of this packaging, combined with the energy saved due to not needing to refrigerate them, makes this milk the obvious choice for our cafes!
One of the most important efforts we make to be more environmentally friendly is buying our shrimp and crawfish from Louisiana Seafood. Since these two seafood items are so popular on our menu, we want to make sure what we buy is sustainably and responsibly caught. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries launched the Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification Program (LWSCP) in 2012, which requires that all seafood bearing their logo is authentic Louisiana seafood.
LWSCP also ensures that all seafood bearing their logo is responsibly and sustainably managed and the quality of the seafood is monitored. We understand the importance of sustainability in fishing and strive to ensure that we are not only serving sustainable options, but also seafood that is high-quality and flavorful. For this reason, we are proud to serve seafood with the strict guidelines of Louisiana Seafood.
This Earth Day, we wanted to share our efforts toward minimizing our negative impact on the planet. We hope after reading this you will be inspired to make changes, however small, to do the same! Whether it be carrying a reusable water bottle, or making sure you are recycling correctly, we believe everyone should be doing their part to keep our plant healthy. We encourage you to do some research today on what changes you can make to start improving your footprint!