“This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes” was the final reply from 19 year old teen climate activist Greta Thunburg, who was engaged in a twitter feud started by former kickboxing champ, Andrew Tate.
Shortly before the twitter comment, Tate’s house was raided in Pipera, Romania, where he was arrested along with his brother, Tristan on charges of human trafficking, rape and forming an organized crime group.
In April, 2023 Tate and Tristan allegedly abducted two young girls in Romania, one American girl and the other a young Romanian girl, whom each told police they were held against their will. The brothers were questioned and released, with the assumption the police would be keeping tabs on them while the criminal investigation continued. But apparently both brothers skipped town, and the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism were looking for them.
According to the Daily Mirror, Romanian prosecutors said Tate, his brother and two other women (one a former police officer) appeared to have “created an organized crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing, and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content.”
So how did Greta Thunberg help Romanian Police find Andrew Tate?
On December 27, 2023 Andrew Tate posted a tweet to tease Thunberg, telling the climate activist that he had 33 cars, and asked for her email address so he could send her his list their massive carbon emissions:
“Hello @GretaThunberg, I have 33 cars. My Bugatti has a w16 8.0L quad turbo. My TWO Ferrari 812 competizione have 6.5L v12s. This is just the start. Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions,” Andrew Tate tweeted.
The young but very sly Thunberg teased back, replying in a provocative tweet,
“Yes, please do enlighten me. Email me at email@example.com.”
Tate could have quit there, but instead he then sent Greta a video to arouse her. In the video, Tate asked someone next to him to give him a pizza just so he could tell Thunberg he was not going to recycle the cardboard box.
Apparently, the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism were waiting nine months for Tate and his brother to return to Romania (and was also monitoring their social media accounts), and they took notice of the name advertised on the pizza box. The pizza was delivered from Jerry’s Pizza, a popular pizza chain in Romania. That was more than enough proof the two had returned to the country.
After the arrest of the Tate brothers was made public, Greta Thunberg replied one last time, tweeting,
“This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes.”
With 3.5 million likes, Thunberg’s tweet quickly became one of the top ten most-liked tweets of all time.
Andrew Tate is being detained in a Bucharest prison for at least another 30 days while police are investigating the human trafficking and rape allegations against him.
Who is Greta Thunberg?
Greta Thunberg, born on January 3, 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden, is an environmental activist who gained international recognition for her activism on climate change, beginning in August 2018 at the age of 15. She has been a leading voice in calling for immediate action to address the climate crisis, and has inspired young people around the world to join her in protests and strikes demanding that governments take stronger action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Thunberg has addressed world leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, the World Economic Forum, and other major international events, and her efforts have helped to raise awareness of the urgent need for action on climate change. In 2019, she was honored with Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award, and Time magazine named her one of the world’s most influential people.