What doesn't go into the burrito is increasingly going into the scrap container at Chipotle Mexican Grill. The Denver based company hopes to cut its solid waste volume by 30 percent through a food scrap composting program it is launching in several areas around the U.S., as reported in Crain's Cleveland Business.
Chipotle is partnering with local recycling companies such as Rosby Resource Recycling Co. in Ohio, which picks up food scrap three times per week from 28 regional restaurants. By the end of this year the company plans to have 250 outlets composting, and double that amount over the next year, through partnering with various providers of composting services. Check out our photo tour of Fraser Richmond Soil & Fibre.