Papa John's values the importance of recycling and sustainability when it comes to our pizza boxes. The message on our box is a clear call to action to actively encourage our customers to recycle. All of our boxes are recyclable and we have been assured by our UK and Italian box suppliers, who both own recycling facilities as well, that grease stained or marked boxes do not pose a problem to recycling. We are committed to educating and encouraging our customers to recycle, and are exploring ways to make our products and packaging more sustainable.
If a box happens to be excessively grease-stained, we would encourage customers to remove or discard that portion of the box prior to recycling. Remove any solid food debris. If cleaning is impossible the box should be discarded.
- Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) – http://www.paper.org.uk/information/pages/recycling.html
- Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) – http://www.cepi.org/topics/recycling
- Pizza Pasta & Italian Food Association (PAPA) – http://www.papa.org.uk/index.php/news-features-advice/news-features/industry-news/607-the-recyclability-of-pizza-boxes