Additives Make Recycling Pizza Boxes OK For the Recycling Pile
If you read the definitive article on why it’s not ok to recycle a pizza box, then this post should interest you as well. After doing some digging around the Internet based on some heavy traffic to that post based on a Reddit link, I found the following interesting videos about new developments in the recyclability of pizza boxes.
From Vimeo: On Green Box Recycle-able Pizza Boxes Video
“Environmentally Conscious Organization (e.c.o.), Inc. is a design and licensing firm, dedicated to improving outmoded, outdated and wasteful food packaging. e.c.o. is marketing its first product, the ‘Green Box’ (US Patent 7,051,919), a pizza box manufactured from 100% recycled material. The top of the ‘Green Box’ breaks down into convenient serving plates, eliminating the need for disposable plates. The remainder of the box converts easily into a handy storage container, eliminating the need for plastic wrap, tin foil or plastic bags. The perforations and scores that create this functionality allow for easy disposal into a standard-sized recycling bin. Made from a standard pizza blank, the ‘Green Box’ requires no additional material or major redesign and can therefore be produced at no additional manufacturing cost. e.c.o. owns the utility patent on the ‘Green Box.’ ”
Watch more of the Full Green Box Video here.
More videos from Green Box on Vimeo here.
And a nice writeup on Green Box at Geek here.