A Chicago-based restaurant should hold the title for most eco-friendly restaurant in North America, or the world for that matter. 'Sandwich Me' has not produced any garbage in over two years. The majority of restaurants produce up to eight gallons of waste per hour, so it is a serious accomplishment that this small business is able to not produce any.
The restaurant's owner and head chef Justin Vrany revealed the concept and inspiration behind his sustainable eatery in a short video. In it, he describes how his parents were not very well-off and, consequently, they had to recreate meals out of their leftovers time and time again. The restaurant also leaves no room for waste and operates on renewable energy. Vrany only cooks with local meat and produce and recycles or composts whatever trash the restaurant produces.