The Two Trashless Years Of One Chicago Restaurant

In just one hour is a typical restaurant, about 8 gallons (30.3 liters) of garbage are produced. After just one day operating a restaurant, and those gallons of trash quite literally pile up. One sustainable restaurant in Chicago called Sandwich Me In saw this as a challenge to do something different. Amazingly, the restaurant found a way to go two years without producing any trash. In these two years, they actually acquired 8 gallons of a trash, but an artist made a sculpture out of it instead of having the restaurant throw it away. As part of its sustainability plan, the restaurant claims to have a green solution to any trash-related problem. The owner composts biodegradable waste and paper, and hand-recycles everything at home.

Written by Curiosity Staff January 14, 2016