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Pizza is one of my favorite foods, I like it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But not only do I feel guilty because it’s fattening but the Pizza Box in itself is recyclable, but the Pizza Box with all the grease and food is not recyclable due to food contamination:
I just gotta Eco Ya;
- The people of America eat around 350 slices of pizza each second, or 90 to 100 acres per day. Each year, the pizza market is a $30 billion industry.
- In the U.S. alone there are about 61,269 pizza parlors.
- Everyone in the United States eats about 23 lbs., or 46 slices, every year. That?s a lot of pizza!
- Each year in the United States, over 3 billion pizzas are sold. That is how much cardboard??? going into our landfills.
- Pizza Hut alone was expecting to sell 2 Million Pizzas For Super Bowl 2011
How To Recycle:
- Contamination in the recycling business is a big problem. Some estimates put the costs of irresponsible contamination in the neighborhood of $700 million per year industry-wide. Gellenbeck estimates that for the City of Phoenix, contamination costs them around $1 million annually, because of damage to machinery, disposal costs for the non-recyclable material and wasted time, materials and efficiency. With the City processing 129,000 tons of materials in 2008 (around 7 percent of this is cardboard), money is an important factor as to why residents should know what their municipalities do and do not accept. (Source Earth911)
- Call you local recycler and see if they take them
- Tear out the ‘clean pieces and recycle them