May 3, 2019

UH-HUH: California wants to help fight climate change by charging diners more.

Dining out isn’t the most eco-friendly activity, thanks to the carbon footprint of food brought in and the waste inherent in running a restaurant. Now, an effort by California restaurants wants diners to help fight climate change – by paying more.

Concerned eateries can join the Restore California Renewable Restaurant Program and add an optional 1% surcharge to diners’ checks. The money will go towards a public fund to help farmers reduce carbon in their food production practices.

How much of that would actually go towards reducing carbon is anyone’s guess, but my guess is “very little.”

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