Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Loving the Earth, Today & Always

Earth’s resources are precious, and here at GreenBox, we’re on a mission to preserve them. 

This year, Earth Day is observed on April 22, but inside our “box” – not a day goes by that we don’t take the time to celebrate our wonderful planet. Earth Day is just a reminder of the objective we’ve been working toward since the beginning: innovating to meet the needs of today, while protecting the resources of tomorrow.

And we’re ecstatic to say that we’re doing just that. 

Last week, the GreenBox made headlines in PSFK for “eliminating waste four-fold.” As the article points out, in the U.S. alone, 2.4 billion pizza boxes are used every year. By replacing just 1 million (0.04%) of these with our 100% recycled and recyclable GreenBox, we would preserve the following resources:

  • 5,950 trees on 30 acres of land
  • 1,120 cubic yards of landfill space
  • 2,450,000 gallons of water
  • 1,435,000 kilowatt hours of energy
  • 700 barrels of oil
  • 205,450 pounds of air pollution 

The statistics are astounding.

So today (and every day), we ask that you do your part to make a difference. Cut your morning shower just a little bit short. Take the time to recycle your morning paper. Trade out an old light bulb for an eco-friendly alternative. Bike to work. 

Because, if we’ve learned anything – it’s that small changes can make a remarkable difference.

We all can do our part to keep the Earth beautiful. Remember: we only have one planet, and there is no place like home. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The International "Pizza Paradise"

Pizza? Friends? Vegas? More Pizza? We are THERE.

Each year, pizza aficionados unite at the International Pizza Expo: the largest (and coolest) pizza show in the world. Held in sunny Las Vegas and with pies for miles, it's no-brainer event for the GreenBox team.

The 2015 expo wrapped up last week, and boy oh boy, was it a whirlwind. Our friends at Roma Food graciously invited us to showcase the GreenBox at their booth, and the display turned out awesome! Three days of pure pizza lovin' had us wondering, "Do we have to go home?"

While the exhibit is always a hit, there's nothing quite like catching up with some of the most loyal, longtime GreenBox users around. Folks from Jimmy's Pizza, Pizza Boli's, Pizzeria DaVinci and Upper Crust were just a few who stopped by to say hi. We felt like superstars.

We even made some new friends, too! Check out our very own Jennifer Wright-Laracy alongside Aurora, Colorado's A-Town Pizza. It's a match made in pizza paradise. :)

And like any good pizza fan-filled event, the expo isn't short on competition. "Fastest Box Folder" and "Freestyle Dough-Tossing" are personal favorites, but this year's "International Pizza Challenge" was tough to beat. 

Our friend and professional pizza expert Scott Wiener was a judge at this culinary battle, where fruit salad pizza and sesame seed crust made appearances. We love his roundup of the expo's weirdest pies. Pork rinds, anyone?

But our trip to Vegas wouldn't be complete without a stay at The Cosmopolitan. We felt like royalty topping off each night with a slice from Cosmo's exclusive restaurant, Secret Pizza. It's one heck of a hidden gem - and they've got the GreenBox in tow.

They might call it Sin City, but to us - Vegas will always be Pizza Paradise. And we can't wait to be back for more.