Scott Wiener, of Scott’s Pizza Tours in NYC, is not only an expert of all things pizza, he’s obsessed with the boxes that they’re contained in. What we see as folded cardboard and a nuisance on garbage day, Scott sees as a marvel of engineering and an unappreciated art form.
In the video seen below, Scott is especially enthusiastic about the box that he’s proclaimed, “The Greatest Pizza Box on Earth”, used by Rossopomodoro at Eataly NYC. It’s got seventeen vents people! Scott counted ’em.
Chris Durso says
Good point. I can’t imagine that a pizza box would not be recyclable if it was to retain some grease. What pizza box doesn’t get grease on it?
Interesting. He is very excited about pizza boxes! Indeed. He should know that you can absolutely recycle pizza boxes with pizza grease on them. The recycling plant has machines that detect impurities in pulp and the machine will automatically flush any fibers out that are too dirty. Not a problem for modern recycling centers. They will usually use the non-recycling bits as compost for farms.