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Did you know that the most sustainable restaurant in the world is in Europe?

The 3-Michelin star Azurmendi restaurant is located close to Bilbao

  • August 16, 2018 20:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Since the opening in 2012, Basque chef Eneko Atxa has not only been earning recognition for his food but for his eco-friendly philosophy as well. He decided to create a space where beauty wasn't the goal because the beauty comes from the surrounding environment. The modernist glass-box design harbours mostly recycled materials, and the building works with geothermal power, solar panels and recycled rainwater.

All organic trash is sent daily to a compost area in the nearby town. To further minimize the restaurant's carbon footprint, instead of farmers and producers driving to the restaurant, a van does a daily pickup for what's needed in the kitchen. The restaurant only works with local farmers and producers, Atxa says they play an important role in making his food taste good.

Source: livingit.euronews.com