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This Pizza Box Is 100% Tree-Free And Fully Compostable

By Desirée Kaplan

Americans spend about 10 billion dollars on pizza delivery every year. That’s a lot of dough - and delivery boxes. While it would seem like large flat cardboard is obviously recyclable, there’s some debate whether pizza boxes truly belong in blue bins. 

According to senior resource specialist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, Darby Hoover, pizza boxes can’t be recycled because once grease or cheese has soaked into the cardboard, it can’t be separated in the pulping process. Even relatively clean pizza boxes could get contaminated by the residue from other glasses or bottles in a single stream recycling system.