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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Rox On

They’re So-Cal hip with a chill Florida vibe, and their signature pie is a “Superfreak.” 

At PizzaRox, the pizza... rocks. And they’ve got a custom GreenBox to boot. ☺ 


A fresh spin on fast-casual dining, this brand new Boynton Beach hotspot is well loved for their artisan-style pies, local craft beers and delectable desserts – all served amidst warm, trendy d├ęcor with a funky twist. 


Unless we’re talkin’ slices, the PizzaRox crew doesn’t cut corners. Their double zero, Neapolitan-style dough is prepared in-house daily, perfectly complimented by homemade San Marzano tomato sauce, antibiotic-free meats & organic, non-GMO veggies. 

These guys have green living down pat. Did we mention that even their salad bowls are Earth-friendly?


If you’re the trendsetter type, PizzaRox’s “Build Your Own” concept is the way to go. Craving half alfredo, half pesto & double the mozzarella? No judgment here. In fact, all are encouraged to “Free Your Pizza.” Your pie, your way, and no Debbie Downers allowed. 

PizzaRox & GreenBox, a match made in pizza paradise. 



Peruse the menu a bit, and you’ll find yourself drooling over their standout signature pies. With music-themed titles like “Californiacation,” “I Wanna Rox" and our personal favorite – “Hot for Teacher,” unique combos like hot honey, fior di latte, jalapenos & sopressata will blow your pie-lovin’ minds. 


But don’t you forget about the "White Wedding." A customer go-to, this bad boy is a delectable blend of cannoli cream, strawberry, banana, nutella and of course – powdered sugar. Yes, it’s a dessert pizza. And no, we’re not one bit sorry. 


Simply put, PizzaRox is a darn cool place to hang. And GreenBox is in the best of company.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Recycle by Numbers

Did you know that not all plastic is created equal?

As a matter of fact, each type or “resin” has a unique chemical formula & special properties, categorized by a number ranging one through seven. 


As fellow gung-ho greenies, we bet you’re no stranger to the recycling symbols imprinted beneath your plastic purchases. V? PS? 6? HDPE? What is this, Morse code? Never fear - we’re here to help you embrace the differences, make earth-friendly decisions & dispose of your waste the eco way.



So next time you’re wondering if “PETE” signed the bottom of your water bottle, revisit this list, toss that bad boy into your recycling bin & know we’ve got your back. While we might be all about the papery brown stuff here at GB HQ, when it comes to recycling – we don’t play favorites.


Number 1: PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)
Common uses: Water bottles, salad-dressing containers, peanut butter jars
Recyclable? Yes!
Did You Know? Beware! A number of recent studies reveal that PET leaches endocrine disruptors into contents under certain conditions. Prolonged high heat is a no-no when it comes to PET! 



Number 2: HDPE (high density polyethylene)
Common uses: Detergent bottles, hard hats, milk jugs, bottle caps, hula hoops
Recyclable? Yes!
DYK? A versatile material, HDPE is readily recycled (and it’s non-leaching!). However, a number of curbside recycling programs will only allow containers that... wait for it...have “necks.”


Number 3: PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
Common uses: Plastic wrap, medical equipment, siding & windows
Recyclable? No. It is known as a “poison plastic”!
DYK? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, PVC is classified as a human carcinogen. Stay safe and keep number 3 plastic far, far away from last night’s leftovers. (better yet, store them in a GreenBox!) 



Number 4: LDPE (low density polyethylene)
Common uses: Squeezable bottles, shopping bags, carpet, furniture
Recyclable? Sometimes! While LDPE is reusable, it is not always recyclable.
DYK? A flexible plastic, LDPE is more readily accepted by local recycling programs than it once was. FYI – plastic shopping bags can be returned to many stores for recycling purposes (better yet, get yourself a reusable tote!).


Number 5: PP (polypropylene)
Common uses: Syrup & ketchup bottles, straws, caps, yogurt containers
Recyclable? Sometimes! Check with your local recycling department.
DYK? Durable & BPA-free, PP is a favorite for reusable bags and food storage containers. Health-conscious consumers, rejoice!



Number 6: PS (polystyrene)
Common uses: Egg cartons, packing pellets, disposable plates & cups
Recyclable? No!
DYK? Popularly known as Styrofoam, polystyrene is notorious for its environmental burden. Non-biodegradable and non-recyclable, the material occupies approximately 30% of landfill space. In 2006, the U.S. was discarding over 14 million tons of polystyrene products annually. Say no to Styro!



Number 7: Miscellaneous
Common uses: Sunglasses, DVDs, nylon, signs & displays
Recyclable? Sometimes! Check with your local recycling department.
DYK? Number 7 is a catch-all category. All are welcome.




Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sani-Stak, Givin’ Back

Here at GreenBox, we’re gung-ho about innovative design. I mean, we’re home of the “Swiss Army knife of pizza boxes,” after all. ☺

So when we stumble across a company that shares our passion for the green life, we can’t help but send them some love. And where nifty takeout containers are concerned – it’s a no brainer.   

Enter the Sani-Stak. Much more than just a catchy name, this patented, eco-friendly masterpiece is about to take Seamless by storm. With built-in space for condiment cups on top of the box, the Sani-Stak is focused on functionality, sustainability & food safety.

Sounds like our kind of product.


We’ve all been there. The deliveryman comes a knockin’ with your Cobb salad (extra bacon, obviously), and you open the container to find your cup of dressing spilled, drenching your once-crunchy lettuce, dribbling out the side and onto your brand new pair of flannel PJs. Not fun, and the Sani-Stak gets it. 

With condiments gettin’ comfy on top, rather than inside, the container – we can all revel in the fact that our next to-go meal is ultra hygienic and far less drippy. The stackable & practical factors don’t hurt, either.  


But the green features of the Sani-Stak really get us fired up. Cause you know, we’re kind of about that here. Available in two Earth-friendly materials – bagasse & recyclable PET plastic, Styrofoam has never been so yesterday. 


We know what you’re thinking. “Wait. Bagasse? Is that some trendy Italian restaurant?” No, no – it’s far “sweeter.” A by-product of sugar cane, bagasse is compostable and biodegradable, decomposing within just 90 days (plastic takes a whopping 400 years and Styrofoam sticks around for life). Plus, it’s totally microwaveable. No clean dishes? No problem. We’re all about that at GB HQ. 

The Sani-Stak is givin’ back. And that’s our kind of packaging.


Monday, November 30, 2015

Eat, Drink & Be Green

During the holiday season, Americans produce 25% more trash. That equates to 5 million additional tons of garbage in our (snow-covered) landfills. Now, that doesn’t seem very festive.  

It's official: white Christmases are so yesterday. This year, we're goin' green - and we think Santa would be proud. Check out some "out of the box" ways to keep your holiday season eco-friendly. Literally though, lay off the unrecyclable gift boxes. They’re horrible for the environment. 


1. Green Giftin’

Why spend 45 solid minutes lovingly wrapping a gift (or is that just us...) when someone is just going to tear it apart? That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Instead of buying wrapping paper that’s sure to beeline its way to the trash on Christmas morning, take advantage of what you already have at home. Old newspapers or magazines work like a charm and look cool, too. Better yet? Buy a gift that doesn’t need wrapping, like concert tickets or a yoga class package. Those are the best kinds, anyway.


Now, onto Christmas cards. You know, the ones that get piled up and tossed on January 1st (again, maybe just us...). Regardless, among a sea of endless texts and e-vites, a holiday greeting card is gold. So, we won’t fight you on it. But, instead of running to Hallmark, check out Give-A-Tree. For every card purchased, a tree is planted. So shop your holiday heart out. 

2. Green Blingin’

To real or not to real? That is the question. We’ve laid it out for the blogosphere once before, but it’s worth repeating: a fake Christmas tree is, in every sense, an environmental burden. From its “made in China” sticker (hello, greenhouse gases!) to the PVC and lead emitted from your imposter pine, there’s never a better time to go green. Plus, that carcinogen-filled candle just doesn’t do the scent justice. We know, we know. Bah humbug.


3. Green Feastin’

Are we the only ones that park ourselves in the kitchen at family get togethers? Cause grandma’s freshly baked cookies are what the holidays are about. Oh, and love. And hope. And all those nice things. But, according to the National Resource Defense Council, 40% of your feast will go to waste. So, instead of tossing those leftovers in the trash, donate the extras to your local food pantry. Here’s a handy locator tool to find a food bank in your area. Or, just drop them off at our house. We’d love to have you.


Dreamin' of a green Christmas, this year and always.