Poor Phil's goes green

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Print

By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Poor Phil's Bar and Grill, 139 S. Marion St., is working to help the environment by switching to all sustainable utensils, according to owner Dennis Murphy. Wednesday Journal recently heard about the restaurant's switch to green flatware when the village directed the Environment and Energy Commission to look into the issue of plastic straws in restaurants.

Murphy said Poor Phil's has not only started using biodegradable straws, it's also switched to non-bleached, biodegradable dinner napkins, wooden bar picks instead of plastic and jettisoned it's Styrofoam cups. To-go containers and eating utensils are also biodegradable, Murphy said.

Murphy said that although the new utensils are costing him more, he didn't feel good about contributing to the plastic and other items that are polluting the earth. 

"I'm a major contributor to [plastics polluting the oceans], and I investigated and there are a lot of options," he said.

He said he's purchasing most of his eco-friendly flatware from a company called Eco Products.

Contact:
Email: tim@oakpark.com

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Answer Book 2018

To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2018 Answer Book, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.


            
SubscribeClassified
MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad