We’ve Been Discarding Pizza Boxes Incorrectly This Entire Time


So you can’t recycle pizza boxes.

There’s a tiny sense of accomplishment you get after a major pizza party when you’re walking to the recycle bin with a huge stack of boxes. Apparently, that accomplishes nothing for the environment.

According to FOX News, a pizza lover recently set to discover if pizza boxes were really recyclable. Y’know since they’re made of cardboard.

The answer was no.

Darby Hoover of the Natural Resources Defense Council finally explained why you can’t just throw pizza boxes in with the recycling.

Turns out the porous paper used to make the boxes is “particularly susceptible to food and beverage contamination,” the resource specialist explained. This is largely due to all the leftover cheese, grease and oil that ends up stuck to the cardboard.

Food and oil can’t separate from paper when undergoing the pulping process.

However, for anyone who has a high-volume compost, you can chuck a pizza box in with other organic waste. Otherwise, you’re probably saving folks a lot of grief by simply throwing it in the trash can.



Recycled Cardboard Cooler Boxes

What’s cooler than keeping your beer cold when you’re on the go? Being aware of your environment. These Cardboard Cooler Boxes are made of 70% recycled cardboard and works as an environmentally sound alternative to limited-use coolers that are not recyclable. The portable cooler is lined with a NorShield® waterproof coating that makes it weatherproof and reusable.

Each box should keep things cool (5 °C) for 36 hours at ambient temperature (25 °C) with two bags of ice (one underneath food and beverages and one on top). The fibres used in its creation are from Canada and the United States, with the final construction done in Canada. ($14.99 @ Cascades Boutique)


17 Large McDonald’s Fries

Yep, McDonald’s Monopoly season is back! Trying to hustle that Boardwalk is no easy shot though! Our youngest Foodbeast Dominic rolled the dice and  just bought $30 worth of fries which is approximately 17 large cartons! He actually won $50 before hand and decided to “Go big or go home!” Ever wonder what 17 large McDonald’s fries looks like? Check it out!


Paper Kitchen

You think three-dimensional movies and art are the new thing? Check out this paper kitchen made by Don Lucho and then back to me!