Zume Pizza

Zume Pizza, the company known for automated-pizza-delivery trucks, wants to solve your restaurant’s disposable plastic problem.

Now named Zume Inc., the Mountain View, Calif.-based company today announced the acquisition of Pivot Packaging, a sustainable products manufacturer. Terms were not disclosed, but the move brings a 70,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Southern California under the Zume umbrella, the first of several the company plans to build around the U.S.

It also sets the stage for the launch of Zume Packaging, a line of plant-based compostable packaging products made with repurposed agricultural waste, like bagasse (a sugarcane fiber), as well as bamboo, wheat, straw and potentially tomato rinds, citrus peel and other organic materials that otherwise might end up in landfills generating greenhouse gas.

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