Sandwich Me In Creates Zero Waste

Most restaurants produce about eight gallons of garbage every hour, but Chicago-based Sandwich Me In, took nearly two years to produce that much. Thanks to renewable energy, salvages goods, and locally produced food, the restaurant estimates that its carbon footprint is 85 percent less than restaurants of a similar size.

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All of the restaurant’s waste is composted or recycled. The restaurant owner started his own composting program so that other people in the area can get involved. The restaurant’s power is wind-generated, and used oil is recycled to be used in bio-diesel engines. Nearly all of the food, a total of 98 percent, is made in-house and sourced from local farms.
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