Chicago Restaurants Face Challenges Going Green

10/03/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Marjorie Korn The Windy Citizen

Companies are looking to lessen their carbon footprints, but their efforts are not always being matched by the cities in which they reside. Take Sopraffina Marketcaffe in Chicago, for instance.

Dan Rosenthal, president of The Rosenthal Group Inc. and owner of Sopraffina, has hit a snag in his effort to turn his five Loop-located restaurants into low-waste producers.

Sopraffina uses plasticware that is 100 percent biodegradable, but must have a local non-profit company, Resource Management, haul the plastics outside of Chicago to a composting facility. The City of Chicago did not respond to requests for a comment.

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