Timon Singh

Pi Pan Pizza Dish Could Prevent Billions Of Boxes From Being Discarded

by , 10/19/11

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Everyone loves pizza, but the main problem with enjoying a fine takeaway, stuffed crust pie (I know what I’m having for dinner…) is the number of cardboard boxes that need to be disposed of after. In the United States alone, over 3 BILLION pizza boxes are thrown away each year. However, Good News Reuse, an eco-minded company, has come up with an innovation that aims to drastically reduce the amount of cardboard that goes into the nation’s landfills: the Pi Pan reuseable pizza dish.

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Despite being made from cardboard, and therefore eligible for recycling, only a fraction of pizza boxes are recycled, as the amount of grease, hardened cheese and other food waste make the process difficult. Alternatively, made from ultra-thin NSF certified food-grade stainless steel, the ultra-light Pi Pan is able to be reused over 1,000 times while paying for itself after only 30. The idea is that pizza delivery services would use the pizza tray to deliver pies to regular customers such as businesses.

The customer would then hold on to the tray until their next delivery, when the pizza guy would simply swap them out for new ones. This would help them to reduce not only their waste disposal costs, but also their environmental impact. You can click here to see the Pi Pan in action.

What do you think? Would you mind having stainless steel trays in your home until the next time you ordered pizza? At 16″ and designed to deal with large pizzas, they’re not exactly small.

+ Good News Reuse

Via Treehugger

 

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3 Comments

  1. Julio Gomez November 13, 2011 at 1:07 am

    The Pi Pan Pizza Dish usage could be enhanced by using MICROFAN’s technology
    Pi Pan Pizzas Dishes can be capable to re-heat pizzas in microwave ovens preserving the original taste, texture and goodness or Pi Pan Pizzas dishes could retail Microwave Ovens pastries now the energy saving could make the pastries manufacturer CO2 emission negative because takes more energy to re-heat one or two pizzas in conventional ovens than to manufacture them in efficient industrial ovens by 100th of thousand see microfan.ne

  2. WarMace WarMace October 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Cardboard insulates and helps pizza stay hot, this pan needs something to aid in that.

  3. warmace October 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Cardboard boxes insulate the pizza helping it arrive hot.

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