The Pi Pan was Designed to Reduce the Amount of Discarded Cardboard

 - Oct 9, 2011
References: goodnewsreuse & treehugger
Reducing the waste that Westerners produce as individuals is a task that involves rethinking our every activity throughout the day, while companies like Good News Reuse remind us how we can make a difference as a community. The Pi Pan project strives to raise awareness about how one particular disposable product creates an overwhelming amount of waste -- three billion pizza boxes worth in the United States alone.

The team's designers and engineers have come up with a lightweight circular tray made of BPA-free stainless steel to do the job instead. It keeps the heat inside, remains comfortable to the touch, and can even be used as an oven-friendly pizza platter when cooking at home. Targeted first at restaurants and parlors that cater to schools and workplaces, the Pi Pan can be used more than 1,000 times for deliveries and picked up by the messenger at the occasion of the consumer's next order.