NYPD Pizza Goes Green with New Pizza Box

PHOENIX (August 17, 2010) – In an effort to be more eco-conscious, New York Pizza Department (NYPD Pizza) has introduced an innovative green pizza box to all 10 of its Valley locations.  The new box is not only recyclable, but also multi-purpose, making it extra environmentally friendly.  
NYPD Pizza is the first pizzeria chain in the nation to transition from traditional pizza boxes to the GreenBox™.

Traditional pizza boxes are often too big to fit into trash cans or too bulky to store in refrigerators.  The GreenBox™ easily collapses into half of its normal size making disposal much simpler and creating a convenient leftover storage container.  The GreenBox™ also boasts a perforated lid that handily tears apart into four disposable plates, eliminating the need for additional paper waste.

“We were immediately sold when we heard about the GreenBox™,” says Rich Stark, CEO of NYPD Pizza.  “We can’t wait to introduce it to our guests and hope that we can pioneer its use in the Valley.”

The GreenBox™ was created by William Walsh, CEO and founder of New York-based ECOvention, LLC to help preserve natural resources and deliver a more functional product.  While traditional pizza boxes are typically manufactured from 30 percent recycled material, the GreenBox™ is made from 100 percent recycled material. 

“We are thrilled to see NYPD Pizza become the first pizzeria chain in the nation to transition to the GreenBox™,” said Walsh.  “We are proud to be working with a company that shares our mission to promote both innovative and responsible food packaging.”

For more information about NYPD Pizza, please visit http://www.aznypdpizza.com or follow us on Twitter: @NYPD_Pizza and Facebook: New York Pizza Department.  For more information about the GreenBox™, please visit www.greenboxny.com or Twitter: @greenboxny.  To view the GreenBox™ demo video, please visit http://www.tinyurl.com/ckbawe.

About New York Pizza Department:

Scott and Greg Ziegler moved to the Valley in 1996 from Long Island, N.Y., to open the first of 10 neighborhood restaurants.  Now owned and operated by Richard Stark, CEO and majority shareholder, New York Pizza Department (NYPD Pizza) is a full-service restaurant, offering specialty pizzas, a variety of homemade pasta dishes, salads, hero sandwiches and more.  Voted No. 1 for “Best Pizza” in Phoenix by citysearch.com, NYPD Pizza was also named “Best Slice” by East Valley Tribune, “Best Calzone” by Phoenix New Times and was listed in the “Top 112 Restaurants” by Phoenix Magazine. Carryout, delivery, express lunch specials and catering services are available at all 10 Valley-wide locations.  For more information please call (480) 922-0545 or visit http://www.aznypdpizza.com.  Also find NYPD Pizza on: Twitter: @NYPD_Pizza, Facebook: New York Pizza Department and YouTube: NewYorkPizzaDept.