Pizza Box Game Board

Document Type

Student Presentation

Presentation Date



College of Engineering


Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Amy Moll


Three billion pizza boxes are sent to the landfill each year in the United States [1] with this in mind our team explores the idea of using a product for something other than its intended purpose. Our research found that people will use a pizza box for a longer time period if a multiplayer game was integrated into the box design. Our team designed and prototyped a solution which utilizes digital printing technology, incorporating a board game into the pizza box design, hence extending the life of the cardboard.

Most pizza boxes utilize analog printing technology which is expensive to deploy in limited production amounts. Digital technology allows for implementing various designs into mass production. By working with HP, a leader in sustainable corrugated packaging presses and printing technology, we ensure the final product is food safe and that the cardboard is free of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and other toxic substances. This poster will explain our design and process in coming up with this pizza box.

1. Bernstein, Lenny. “We Eat 100 Acres of Pizza a Day in the U.S.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 20 Jan. 2015, www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/01/20/we-eat-100-acres-of-pizza-a-day-in-the-u-s/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a0af0d0a021d.

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