Pizza Goes Green!
Behold! A Compostable Pizza Box!
By: Casha Doemland
It’s been a long day at work, and you’ve timed your pizza delivery to the exact moment you approach your front door. You cheerfully hand over the money to the delivery man and step inside, ready to grub on cheesy goodness only to discover half of it’s stuck to the roof of the box.
Lucky for you, world pizza champion and executive chef Glenn Cybulski teamed up with World Centric to create a container that not only delivers greatness but is at one with the environment. Say goodbye to overly greasy and soggy crust with the invention of PizzaRound. This specially crafted compostable pizza container is made from 80% sugarcane and 20% bamboo, materials that work as an insulator to regulate moisture and temperature.
Thanks to the fresh crust dimples and pre-cut channels, air can pass through the crust while the grease falls to the bottom, ensuring a supreme level of crispiness. Not only do the box’s grooves serve as a guide for cutting, the container can be heated up to 45 minutes at 450 degrees.
After you’re done enjoying your pizza, feel free to throw the box into your home compost bin or drop it off at your city’s industrial composting facility. “We quote 90 days in a commercial compost facility,” adds Mark Marinozzi, VP of Marketing at World Centric. “It’s been our experience that in home compost facilities, depending on where you live, you can see our compostable fiber products break down in 30-45 days.”
All of this magic with no tents, tissues or liners clogging up landfills or running up the costs.
Before this compostable bundle of joy came into the world, Cybulski did his research, and what better place to take notes than in Italy, home of the Neapolitan pizza.