Monday, January 25, 2010

Restaurants that compost

A friend was raving about his dinner at Brasa the other night, which reminded me that I wanted to write about restaurants that are participating in Eureka Recycling's Make Dirt Not Waste program. Restaurants partner with Eureka Recycling to collect all their food scraps and soiled paper to be collectd to make compost. From their website:

Eureka Recycling is working with Twin Cities restaurants to turn their food waste into nutrient-rich compost. Participating restaurants reduce their trash volume by up to 80% and sometimes more. Removing food from the waste stream significantly reduces global warming impacts.

Makes a lot of sense, huh? They're trying to sign up more restaurants. Here's a list of who's already participating:

• Barbette
• Birchwood Cafe
• Anchor Fish & Chips
• Bryant Lake Bowl
• Fireroast Mountain Cafe
• Brasa Premium Rotisserie
• Common Roots Cafe
• Kings
• Chowgirls Killer Catering
• Ecopolitan
• May Day Cafe
• Eastside Food Coop
• Whole Foods Market (Lake Calhoun)
• Seward Co-op
• Ginger Hop
• Red Stag Supper Club
• Gluek’s Bar & Restaurant
• Sen Yai Sen Lek
• Mill City Farmers Market

And as an added bonus, many of the above spots use local ingredients.

If you don't see your favorite eatery on here, encourage them to sign up!

Update: More have signed up
Gigi's Cafe
Bedlam Theatre
Linden Hills Co-op
Matchbox Coffee Shop
Sojourner Farms (they make food and treats for pets)

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