No planet no pizza
We talk a lot about better. But better doesn't stop at your taste buds. At General Assembly, we are taking steps towards a better, more sustainable supply chain. Here's our promise to you...and our planet
The global food system, including food production, processing, and distribution, is responsible for one-quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.1
Supply chains account for 18% of food emissions. Food processing, transport, packaging, and retail all require energy and resource inputs.2
An estimated 4900 million metric tonnes (Mt) of the 8300 Mt total plastics ever produced globally have been discarded either in landfills or elsewhere in the environment.3
From plant-based pizzas to plant-based packaging, we’re going green! General Assembly Pizza is taking strides towards producing divertible packaging. This means that our shiny new pack can be composted versus trashed. *Check your municipalities’ local composting guidelines
Every box that is delivered to your door comes with a new liner made from recycled plastic water bottles. Just toss it back into the recycling bin afterwards, along with your delivery box. Just be sure to pull the pizzas out first.
Our frozen pizza stays frozen and environmentally-friendly with dry ice packs that evaporate into thin air. Not only is the sourcing sustainable on the dry ice, but the plastic packs they come are also recyclable. How cool!
A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT TO TRY WITH THE FAMILY
Dry ice is cold AND cool. So let’s have a little fun!
We’re committed to being stewards of sustainability, so we’ve partnered with Carbonzero to launch carbon neutral operations by the end of 2021. New year, new (carbon-neutral) pizza.
CARBON NEUTRAL DELIVERY
CO2 is emitted into the atmosphere every time a box of pizza arrives at your doorstep, but through a process called offsetting, our CO2 emissions are mitigated to zero. And they would be 00 like our flour if that were a thing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our pizza pack is made of natural materials and, when composted alongside food waste, has a lower carbon footprint and eliminates the use of traditional plastics.
It’s designed to breakdown into nutritive non-toxic soil when processed by commercial composting facilities.
Please dispose of the pizza pack per your local guidelines.
Carbon offsets are real and verified reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. Their purpose is to assist in the mitigation of global warming by compensating or “offsetting” an emissions-producing activity by investing into offsets that improve efficiency, conserve energy and biodiversity, and change in behaviour.
Today, through partnership with Carbonzero, General Assembly is offsetting all pizza deliveries. In the near future, we’ll work with Carbonzero to create a more carbon-responsible (aka neutral!) production process. Talk about sustainable supply chain.
For more information about Carbonzero, visit their website.
Expanded Composting Guidelines: Unfortunately, not all municipalities have expanded composting guidelines to include items like packaging. You can do your part by reading up on local policies, and writing or calling your local officials.
Delivery Frequency: Subscribe to an 8-week frequency or 10-stack order as the most eco-friendly delivery option and help offset our CO2 emissions.
- Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser (2020) - "Environmental impacts of food production". Published online at OurWorldInData.org. Retrieved from: 'https://ourworldindata.org/environmental-impacts-of-food' [Online Resource]
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations "Global food losses and food waste – Extent, causes, and prevention"
- Geyer R, Jambeck, J R and Law K L (2017) Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made Sci. Adv. 3 e1700782