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Pizza Boxes

There is a lot of confusion about recycling pizza boxes, but pizza boxes are recyclable! Cardboard pizza boxes are successfully recycled every day at paper mills.

AF&PA is working with stakeholders to communicate to materials recovery facilities (MRFs) and recycling haulers that pizza boxes are recyclable and routinely recycled at paper mills across the country.

Download AF&PA’s industry statement on both pizza box recycling and WestRock’s study.

Read WestRock’s study on the impact of grease on recycling pizza boxes.

Design Guidance

We developed the Design Guidance for Recyclability of Paper-based Packaging. This tool helps packaging manufacturers, designers and brands create and manufacture packaging that meets their recyclability goals.

Download the Design Guidance