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.