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18 Environmentally Friendly Restaurants That Are Straight-Up Living In 3018

Food waste → compost → fresh produce.

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1. These fancy restaurants in London compost their food waste via a startup called Indie Ecology, which in turn ploughs it "back into the soil to grow fresh produce for the kitchens it came from":

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2. And some restaurants in Denver — like Urban Farmer, for example — compost their food waste using a bicycle-powered pickup service called Scraps:

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3. This restaurant serves the Impossible Burger, which is made entirely from plants and creates 87% less greenhouse gas emissions compared to cows — oh, and it actually tastes really fuckin' good:

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4. This restaurant in Brooklyn gives away seed packets to encourage customers to "grow flowers at home and save the bees":

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5. This restaurant in Minneapolis serves local beer and wine on tap rather than in bottles and cans:

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6. The toilet at this Panera Bread has a water-saving dual-function handle to reduce water waste:

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7. This restaurant in San Francisco operates an aquaponic greenhouse that converts food scraps into food for fish, which in turn fertilize its vegetable and herb production:

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8. This Burger King in Delhi has a box for unused condiments:

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9. The tables at this café in Maryland are made from old wooden construction signs:

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10. This coffeeshop gives away used coffee grounds, which people can use as compost in their gardens:

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11. This coffeeshop has fettuccine instead of plastic or wooden stirrers:

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12. This café gives people a free cup of coffee for picking up trash from a nearby beach:

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13. This restaurant in London is made from old shipping containers:

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14. This restaurant doesn't give you a straw unless you ask:

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15. And this restaurant in Illinois has 100% compostable straws (that don't disintegrate as you use them):

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16. This café put plants beneath the water taps to catch falling droplets:

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17. This takeaway bowl is made from compostable plant fiber, which will turn into soil in just 90 days:

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18. And the lid to this takeaway box is made from recycled water bottles (two and a half of them to be exact!):

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H/t r/mildlyinteresting and

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