Turning Old Dough Into Fresh Compost
;e Green Box from Agrenco is a new machine
designed to reduce the amount of restaurant waste
going into landfills. At the end of each night, any
remaining food in the restaurant can be tossed into
the Green Box with a mix of 15% cardboard. About
12 to 14 hours later, the Green Box churns out fresh
and sterile compost, which can be sold at the store,
given away to customers as a marketing freebie or
used in home gardens. ;e Green Box requires no additional materials to
produce the compost, other than the regular cardboard from boxes found in
any professional kitchen. An Agrenco rep also verified you could even add
old pizza dough into the Green Box, as long as you add enough cardboard
to the mix.
Oh, Pretty Woman!
How do you advertise a Bavarian-style
pizza without a hearty helping of cleavage? ;at’s the question nine-store pizza
chain Pizza Factory (ПиццаФабрика),
located in Vologda, surely pondered
while developing a new print ad for
PMQ Russia. While alcohol and cigarette ads are strictly forbidden in Russia, no one, it
seems, has a problem with sexual imagery. While
the ad shocked my American sensibilities (while
giving me a good chuckle), Elena Shirokova, PMQ
Russia’s editor-in-chief, was “very surprised” to hear
this ad probably wouldn’t fly in the U.S. edition.
“We [celebrate] the sexuality of women,” Shirokova
says, “and we presume it is normal for a woman to be sexy and attractive for a man.