Responsible Packaging and Recycling
The vast majority of the products Domino’s sells leaves the stores in one kind of packaging – corrugated boxes. In 2020, Domino’s increased the percent of recycled content in the boxes from 40% to 72% with 100% of our paper-based packaging sourced from fiber from responsibly-managed forests and recycled sources. Both of our box suppliers maintain certified fiber sourcing and chain-of-custody certifications using third-party audits, and our primary supplier uses controlled wood. Their policies do not allow the purchasing of fiber from illegal logging, the trade in illegal wood or forest products.
Neither of our box suppliers purchase from operations that would have an adverse impact to regions of high conservation value. They have further policies and procedures in place to promote and utilize sustainable forestry and extensively participate in outreach and education with landowners on scientifically-supported sustainability practices. They hold certifications with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative©, the Forest Stewardship Council©, Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification©, Brazilian Forest Certification Program and the American Tree Farm System.
Pizza boxes are recyclable, according to a recent study reviewed by many in the paper and recycling industries. Domino’s wants to divert pizza boxes from landfills into recycling streams to increase the amount of recycled corrugate fibers. We partnered with our primary box supplier to share the facts of pizza box recycling. Visit recycling.dominos.com to learn more.
To increase the quality of and access to recycling for our neighbors across the United States, Domino’s became a member of The Recycling Partnership. The Recycling Partnership offers communities a toolkit to convert their recycling programs to accept pizza boxes. View those resources here.
Domino’s has also partnered with One Tree Planted, a charity focused on reforestation efforts. Domino’s has already planted 50,000 worth of trees across North America in 2020 in four locations: Etoniah Creek State Forest (Florida), Chippewa National Forest (Minnesota), C&O Canal National Historic Park (Maryland) and various watersheds in Oregon.