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He Got Rid Of The One Thing That’s In Every Restaurant. It’s Pretty Great.

Meet a chef who likes to take one of the most unappetizing topics imaginable and make it into — well, nothing!

He Got Rid Of The One Thing That’s In Every Restaurant. It’s Pretty Great.
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What's the one thing that (almost) every single restaurant makes?

Hint: It's not edible.


Nope, none of those things (although my mouth is watering now). So if it isn't something edible, what is it?

TRASH.

Ah, of course! All restaurants make trash — except for the lovely little one featured below*. Yep, you read that right:

There's a restaurant in Chicago that makes absolutely zero trash. Check it out.

*I bet there are a couple other restaurants out there that are also entirely waste free. Know of any? We'd love to hear about 'em!

Justin, the owner, explains that a typical restaurant makes about 8 gallons of trash per hour. Sandwich Me In made that amount in 2 years — and then had all of it made into a sculpture!

Here's owner Justin's explanation of why they do it:

Think it's time we get some more restaurants adopting waste-free practices? Me too.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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