If you’re a street food or pizza vendor, we have a fantastic solution for you. Introducing — our compostable and recyclable pizza box packaging, allowing your customers to dispose of their takeaway packaging with a clear conscience. These plain pizza boxes can also be used as meal boxes for other foods, like desserts and flatbreads — your imagination is the limit.
While cardboard is generally recyclable, it becomes non-recyclable when contaminated with oil, such as from a greasy pizza. The presence of oil, grease, and food makes it challenging to separate and bind the cardboard fibres together. Although you can remove the greasy bottoms of pizza boxes and recycle the clean lids, it’s still not the most sustainable way to dispose of pizza box packaging.
Meet Your New Pizza Boxes Supplier
Through extensive research and testing, we’ve sourced 100% food-grade Kraft virgin paper for these eco-friendly takeaway boxes. What sets them apart is our innovative approach of applying the Kraft paper on the inside, eliminating the need for a grease-absorbing test liner. This results in a higher recycling rate, making everyone a winner.
In addition to our range of food-grade products, our manufacturing and storage facilities proudly hold B Standard BRC accreditation, ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety. We also offer additional services like inventory management, printing design and fulfilment — ensuring that every aspect of your packaging operation runs smoothly.
Key Features of Our Wholesale 14-inch Pizza Boxes
These boxes are crafted from top-notch, single-wall corrugated cardboard and high-quality virgin Kraft paper. They boast a compact, sturdy construction and a convenient self-locking design. They come unassembled as a single piece of cardboard, ensuring effortless storage and easy assembly.
The application of Kraft greaseproof paper on the inside of our pizza boxes offers another significant advantage. Through testing, we discovered that the tightly-packed fibres in the Kraft paper provide higher resistance to grease penetration, resulting in minimal absorption into the cardboard.
Not only are they 100% recyclable, but they also contain 80% recycled content, making them an eco-conscious choice for your operations. Contrary to the belief that pizza boxes are not recyclable due to grease absorption, we’ve debunked this myth. Our pizza box packaging remains fully recyclable, even after use.
Our 7 to 14-inch pizza boxes are currently shrink-wrapped for protection using recyclable material. This is crucial to maintain the integrity of our food-grade products throughout the supply chain. While we are actively seeking alternatives to plastic, there are currently no better options available.
Why Eco-Friendly Pizza Box Packaging Matters
Cardboard and paper are stored for a significant period before processing. Over time, any food and grease residue on them can become rancid, attracting insects and animals.
To prepare cardboard for recycling, it is washed with soapy water and a mixture of chemicals to eliminate coloured inks and glue. The cardboard is then mixed with water to create a slurry. However, removing oil and grease requires thorough scrubbing. Consequently, the slurry becomes a water-oil mixture, making it impossible to separate the oil from the paper fibres. The presence of greasy pizza boxes can contaminate an entire batch, rendering it unusable.
Another challenge in recycling is “wish-cycling,” where non-recyclable waste is mistakenly placed in recycling bins due to the assumption or desire for it to be recyclable. This can cause issues during the recycling process, as even a single item can contaminate a batch of clean cardboard if not detected early.
At Packaging Supplies, we are strong advocates of the circular economy. When it comes to packaging materials, paper is leading the way with an impressive 85.5% recycling rate in the EU. We’re dedicated to environmental responsibility and comply with all relevant environmental legislation — we’ve even gone officially carbon neutral. Our cardboard boxes, including pizza boxes, are made from 80% recycled paper and 20% wood sourced from sustainable forests.
Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our FAQs section on recyclable pizza boxes! We understand the importance of sustainable packaging and want to provide you with all the information you need to make eco-friendly choices.
Apart from pizza, there are plenty of other applications for our recyclable pizza box packaging. These pizza boxes are suitable for flatbreads, sandwiches, pastries, takeaway meals, appetisers, pies, tarts, and snack platters. The sturdy and secure design of our pizza box packaging ensures the safe transportation of most food items. It provides protection, prevents squishing, and maintains the temperature and quality of the food. When using pizza boxes for different food items, it’s important to consider food safety and proper packaging requirements.
Yes! Kraft paper is a strong, durable, and natural brown paper that is made from virgin wood pulp. During its manufacturing process, the wood pulp undergoes a chemical pulping method that effectively removes impurities. This ensures that the resulting Kraft paper is free from toxic chemicals, additives, and contaminants that may pose a risk of leaching into food.
We also hold BRCGS certification (British Reputation Compliance Global Standards), which covers the storage of both food and non-food grade packaging, including stationery items for restaurant groups, as well as contract packing of individually packaged food sachets into retail and wholesaler packs. This means our pizza box packaging has been approved in accordance with high food safety standards.
You sure can. Contact the Packaging Supplies team for a free instant quotation and add a touch of spice to your branding. If you require specific sizes or reinforced single-wall fluting for your takeaway boxes, we’ve got a solution for you. Our custom packaging can be tailored to your exact specifications, including freezer-friendly options.
We certainly do. Visit our pizza box packaging category page to see all the options available. At the moment, we stock:
We offer free delivery and tracking on all orders within the UK mainland while saving on eco-friendly packaging. Whether you require large quantities or regular pallet orders, reach out to us via phone or email. Our comprehensive business support includes 30-day accounts, stock management, and call-off services for bespoke and printed boxes, all with next-day delivery.
Make a sustainable choice for your packaging needs. Explore our eco-friendly food packaging range today.