Eugene restaurant going green one straw at a time

A Eugene restaurant is cutting back on waste by switching to paper straws. They're also looking into another way to keep garbage out of the landfill for their 25th anniversary of going green.

Posted: Feb. 28, 2018 6:02 PM
Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 6:15 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The restaurant Cornucopia has been working to cut back on waste and recycle more for nearly 25 years. 

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One recent way Cornucopia has been doing this was switching to paper straws. The new wax-lined paper straws can be recycled, unlike the plastic ones.

Cornucopia said they also no longer use plastic containers for jams and jellies and they have wine on tap to cut back on waste.

They also no longer use paper wrapped butter packets and all of their to-go boxes and to-go utensils are compostable. 

Cornucopia said that they recycle three times the amount they put into the garbage. 

The restaurant's 25th anniversary of going green will be April 2018. They are planning to switch to reusable, cloth napkins for the anniversary.

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