At Least Some Good Will Come From the Grease at Taste of Chicago
By Anthony Todd in Food on Jun 30, 2011 2:30PM
Photo by Lucy Rendler-Kaplan.
Environmental advocates can breathe a tiny, tiny sigh of relief. While the Taste is still a bit of a mess for the Earth (when you consider the number of disposable plates, napkins and utensils used up) this will help the Park District be more efficient and cleaner all year long. The Park District will be using the grease (after cleaning and processing) to improve fuel efficiency on their vehicles. They project a cost savings of about 52 cents a gallon. Best of all, the biodiesel is processed in Chicago, at a plant on the South Side.
That's a greasy mess that we can all get behind.