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Behind the Foil: Real Sustainability

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An Innovative Upcycling Program
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We have always taken our commitment to sustainability seriously at Chipotle. From introducing composting in our restaurants to buying more local and organic produce, we are continuously examining how we can reduce our environmental footprint.

Every day, roughly 200 million single-use gloves end up in the landfill for one simple reason: no commercial program exists to recycle them. So, last year we partnered with Revolution Bag to develop an innovative process to do just that.

We began sending gloves from restaurants in Portland, Oregon to our dedicated recycling facility in Salinas, California. There used gloves are turned into post-consumer recycled pellets that eventually become trash can liners.
43% of our very own restaurants use liners produced by a plastic upcycling program. What began with eight restaurants in Portland now includes 17 restaurants in Sacramento, and we plan to expand the program next year.

We are proud of our progress and committed to investing in and collaborating on more and more creative solutions to reduce our impact throughout the supply chain, from decreasing the amount of cardboard our suppliers use during shipping to developing a sippable, strawless cup lid.

When you eat at Chipotle, you may not see the effort that goes into making every bite, every bowl, and every trash can liner as sustainable as they can be. But you taste the difference that comes from eating real food, raised with care for the environment, and prepared by hand. This is what it means to cultivate a better world and create lasting change.
BEHIND THE FOIL - Estimated # of single-use plastic gloves tossed each day in the restaurant industry: 200 million - # of Olympic-sized swimming pools that could be filled with the amount of waste we diverted from landfills last year: 400 - % of our very own restaurants that use liners produced by a plastic upcycling program: 43% - Amount of waste Chipotle recycled in 2018: 1,285,000 cubic yards - Waste diversion goal for 2020: 50% - Creative solutions to environmental issues: infinite
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