fill your stomach. not the landfill.
In order to reduce waste at Uncommon Ground, they use around 90% plant based to-go materials. This allows these products to be composted and avoid adding to landfills. Outside of to-go materials, they also compost as much food waste as possible. They also have several areas for employees to access recycling bins, and even have rain barrels that collect excess rain water to water their rooftop farm. Solar panels help supply their energy needs, and power their electric car charging station. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is what they are all about!
uncommon ground – Wrigleyville/Lakeview
3800 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60613
uncommon ground – Edgewater
1401 West Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Serving up Chicago’s favorite deep dish pizza since 1971.
They recycle, use green cleaners, use bio-fuel from their grease, all sprayers and faucets are low flow, and they use hand dryers to reduce paper waste.
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Sandwich Me In is a sandwich shop using local meats and fresh produce with emphasis on sustainability (recycle, reuse, reduce) and utmost attention to educating guests on how their food travels from farm to plate. They produce ZERO waste, and cover the walls of the restaurant with information about the local farms that supply their ingredients, how the food is grown, and what local establishments are help them keep the restaurant sustainable.