The Green Pizza Box

I’m not big on pizza except in dire culinary emergencies, and when I do order a pie I always hate dealing with the box. Rhode Island won’t recycle the darn things, they’re too big to fit in my fridge, and I hate tearing them down and getting crumbs everywhere. Plus, it’s just offensive… all that cardboard ending up in a landfill somewhere. Boo! If it weren’t for the boxes, maybe I’d order more pizza (or maybe not).

Anyway, I stumbled across this bit of awesome innovation: A “green” pizza box that turns into plates and a storage unit! At the very least, you’re getting a bit more utility out of the corrugated cardboard before it ends up in the landfill…

Posted by Joe Paone

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One Response

  1. As neat an idea as this is, it is NOT green. When grease hits a pizza box, it is NO LONGER RECYCLABLE and goes straight to a landfill. Ask any waste management/disposal facility that recycles. The grease ruins the recycled cardboard slurry and therefore has to be thrown in a landfill. This product simply spreads MORE GREASE over the box making it LESS RECYCLABLE! If you want a real green solution, go to http://www.flatpak.net. They have a 100% biocompostable pizza tray and biodegradable/recyclable plastic bag system that is 100% GREEN! The tray is made from 100% sugar cane fiber and turns into compost/mulch in 9 months. Grease or not, it doesn’t matter. The bag has a biodegradable additive that if it doesn’t get recycled, it will degrade within 3 years. NOTHING sticks to the plastic material so grease is not an issue in recycling there. The green box is neat but NOT GREEN! Sorry.

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