Dusty Knuckle’s new pizza boxes help customers cut single use packaging

Dusty Knuckle pizza box

Since that heartbreaking episode of BBC’s Blue Planet, people around the country have been making efforts to cut down on single-use packaging and switch to more sustainable options.

From taking reusable coffee flasks on the morning commute to using refillable water bottles at the gym, many have felt inspired to make more eco-friendly choices in their day to day lives.

Now Cardiff based restaurant Dusty Knuckle is making it easy for their customers to take it one step further, by introducing reusable takeaway pizza boxes specially imported from Italy.

How will it work?

The pizza boxes will be available for take-away customers to purchase for a one-off cost of £2. Each time they are used to collect a pizza, the buyer will be able to claim 50p off the price.

Just like supermarket ‘bags for life’, the new boxes also come with a lifetime guarantee; Dusty Knuckle will replace any that become damaged or broken, free of charge. Amazingly, they are also infinitely recyclable and, doing so only uses 5% of the energy it takes to make the virgin product.

It is hoped that the initiative will help cut down on the number of grease-stained pizza boxes that are mistakenly put into recycling bags every year, which can’t actually be recycled because of contamination.

Dusty Knuckle reusable pizza boxes

Dusty Knuckle founder and chef Phill Lewis explained, “In our restaurant we try to be as sustainable as possible. Our courtyard at The Printhaus is full of reclaimed and recycled materials, so we never liked giving out single-use, cardboard pizza boxes; it felt wasteful which isn’t something we – or our customers – like to be.”

They may look like hubcaps, but these clever, light aluminum pizza boxes also mean the pizzas stay warmer longer thanks to the conductivity of aluminum, so they taste better too. What’s not to love?

The new pizza boxes are available for takeaway customers to purchase from Friday 6th April.



  1. April 6, 2018 / 11:19 am

    What a fantastic idea!

    • HungryCityHippy
      April 6, 2018 / 11:45 am

      I know! Great isn’t it! 😀 x

  2. April 16, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    This is absolutely in the right direction. My generation and the younger do tend to get hooked on the convenience of delivered food a little too much, especially since the various delivery apps came to fore. I know that I have been guilty of ordering that pizza late at night while working away on wedding edits during many a summer evening, and it soon adds up. My hope is that all the local food businesses would eventually take part in similar schemes.

    • HungryCityHippy
      April 16, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      It’s really great news isn’t it. We’ve become so dependent on the convenience of takeaway food so any steps toward reducing the packaging impact I’m totally on board with!

  3. Alex
    August 6, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    This is so good. Where can you get them online? Need to look into this.

    • HungryCityHippy
      August 7, 2018 / 9:11 am

      I think you can only buy them at Dusty Knuckle (by going in) but it might be worth sending them an email to see if they can deliver if you can’t get in? 🙂 http://www.dustyknuckle.co.uk/

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