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All the Ways Restaurants Ruin the Environment

And how chefs are working to change things, from sourcing locally to clamping down on single-use plastics.

by Daisy Meager
26 February 2019, 4:24pm

Composite: MUNCHIES Staff

This article originally appeared on Munchies.

It is now cool (and frankly, pretty critical) to give a fuck about the planet. We all teared up at that whale on Blue Planet II and watched in admiration earlier this month as thousands of students skipped school to protest climate change.

You might have bought a reusable water bottle and started going to a plastic-free grocery store … or at least stuffing your milk and bananas into a tote bag, rather than use a plastic one. Perhaps you’ve cut your meat intake and become militant with your housemates about using the food compost bin. (Yes to eggshells and tea bags; no, don't you dare to old yoghurt pots).

But what about when you eat out at a restaurant or go to the pub? Sadly, restaurants, bars, and cafes contribute to our growing climate crisis – often in more ways than we realise.

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