It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Many people assume that pizza boxes are recyclable. In fact, most boxes have recycling symbols on them and are traditionally made from corrugated cardboard. They are, in and of themselves, recyclable.
However, what makes parts of them non-recyclable is the hot, tasty treat that comes inside them, specifically, the grease and cheese from pizza that soil the cardboard.
So there you have it, pizza boxes that are tarnished with food, or any paper product that is stained with grease or food, are not recyclable - unless you remove the tainted portions.
But why is this? And what are the implications for the general, pizza-loving public? Mmm, pizza......
Originally posted by MichiganSwampBuck
A greasy pizza box is great for starting fires. We use a wood stove in the winter and greasy pizza box cardboard is way better than newspaper (or charcoal fluid even) for starting a fire..
Lots of people think you can’t recycle pizza boxes – but you can! Domino’s encourages all of its customers to put their pizza boxes in the cardboard recycling bin no matter how much oil or baked-on cheese is still left, as long as you remember to throw crusts and other leftovers in the regular rubbish. Domino’s have been working with packaging experts VISY for a decade to perfect the design of our pizza box to ensure that it can be reincarnated to help our planet
Originally posted by amraks
I started chucking my food scraps in my back yard and accidentally grew pumpkins and tomatoes.
I gotta harvest them soon.
Compost is good I need worms to fish.