If any of you are like me, you like pizza. If ever I can’t be bothered to cook I jump on the internet and order one of Italy’s best ever exports. A slight environmental dilemma raises itself at this point when it comes to disposing of the mountain of empty pizza boxes at the end of the week, you just think that maybe you should be getting a bit more use from these containers before dumping them in favour of a new one containing some piping hot cheesy goodness. Obviously someone out there has had the same concerns, but has done something about it and come up with the Green Box. The company that holds the patent, Eco Incorporated, say on their website that:
“The pizza box design has remained unchanged for the past thirty years. The box is too unwieldy to store uneaten pizza, takes up too much space in the trash can and is totally environmentally unfriendly. With the introduction of our revolutionary new environmentally friendly box manufactured from 100% recycled material, the ‘Green Box’, these issues have finally been addressed and overcome!”
The video below shows the Green Box in action, the lid tears off and splits into four ‘plates’, thus saving on the use of crockery and washing it up afterwards. Meanwhile two triangle shapes detach from the other side which then becomes a handy storage section for any leftovers, and could be perfect for transporting into work for lunch the next day.
I realise this is a promotional video which is designed to show the Green Box in action, but I am highly disturbed each time I see the guy put the half pizza straight into the fridge! Surely someone is going to want more than one slice?