Rice restaurant – really great recycling efforts!

28 07 2007

I saw this flyer when I went for lunch at Rice in DUMBO last week. I emailed David, the owner, in support of all these efforts and we ended up having a great meeting about all things sustainable as related to our neighborhood.

He’s got 4 restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn, including their main kitchen, right here in DUMBO. He recently made an agreement with Added Value, a farm in Red Hook to take the kitchen scraps and compost them. The farm mulches the scraps so that they will compost more efficiently.

He also converted his van, with much difficulty, to bio-diesel to run off the restaurant’s own used and filtered frying oil. Here’s a picture of the containers they use to bring the kitchen waste over to the farm. It’s such a clean operation.