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"Betty's goal is zero waste"

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    Couldn’t find this story from 10 days ago posted elsewhere:

    Trash bins full of table scraps, cardboard, cans and bottles have always been a byproduct of the restaurant business. It doesn’t have to be, says Elizabeth Lessner, president of Betty’s Family of Restaurants.

    By the end of this year, she hopes her business – which runs Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits, the Surly Girl Saloon, Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails and Dirty Frank’s Hot Dogs – will become central Ohio’s first zero-waste restaurant group.

    Lessner and her employees are attempting to significantly reduce the amount of waste they produce, then find a way to recycle, reuse or compost everything that is left. The goal is to prove that green, eco-friendly initiatives and waste-reduction programs are possible and economical.

    They’re off to a decent start.

    All four restaurants recycle all the cardboard, glass and aluminum cans that come through the door. They serve a lot of draft beer, to reduce the number of empty beer bottles, and canned beer because aluminum is easy to recycle. All to-go orders and leftovers are packaged in recycled paper or corn-plastic containers.



    Love it!



    I thought this was an admirable goal and an interesting story.

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