Imagine ordering your favorite Hawaiian (yes, pineapples deserve to be on pizza) or Pepperoni pizza and having it delivered to you in a woven box, now that’s something. The innovativeness and creativity of Pinoys once again shone through the interesting takeout boxes we’ve been seeing on our timelines recently. Pizza in eco-friendly boxes are awesome for two reasons: they reduce trash and they help locals earn income.
In the beautiful island of Siargao, restaurant Aqwa Siargao is making a move toward sustainability. They shared on Facebook how they have started using eco-friendly takeaway pizza boxes since July. The initiative, aside from a step into their aim of promoting sustainability, also provided job opportunities for local Tangbo weavers whose livelihood is affected by the quarantine.
These woven pizza boxes are also be found in Luzon through The Brick Oven Café, a Laguna-based restaurant. Their reusable boxes are aptly dubbed “TampiPizza” are made from dried pandan leaves. Local weavers meticulously create the boxes, a job which provides them extra income in the middle of a pandemic.
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