From PMQ Magazine:
Recently, we learned that pizza lovers have one more reason to feel good about embracing pizza night: it’s now been officially established and agreed that the pizza box is, in fact, recyclable.
The news, released in July by the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), corrects a common misconception: the belief that cheese and grease stuck to the boxes would negatively impact recyclability. A study by WestRock, an AF&PA and FBA member company, found that the typical amounts of these contaminants are acceptable, and paper mills that recycle boxes concurred.
“Corrugated pizza boxes are successfully recycled every day at paper mills throughout the country, yet consumers remain confused by mixed messages suggesting that some boxes should not be put in the recycle bin,” said AF&PA President and CEO Heidi Brock. “So, let’s be clear: pizza boxes are recyclable. Consumers should not be concerned about grease or cheese – simply remove any leftover pizza and place the box in the recycle bin. We encourage communities to update their residential recycling programs guidelines to explicitly accept pizza boxes that are free of food.”
There it is! Think globally, act locally. Give us a call and we’ll send you a delicious pizza in a box that, when you finish your tasty meal, you can proudly display in your recycle bin!